DURKE G. THOMPSON, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, June 3, 1994 to June 30, 2011. Retired June 30, 2011. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-99. Circuit Representative, 6th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2008-11.

Member, Trial Courts Nominating Commission, Montgomery County, 1988-91.

Born in Washington, DC, August 5, 1942. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School; University of Maryland College Park, B.A., 1964; University of Wisconsin School of Law, J.D., 1967. Law clerk to Judge Thomas Anderson, Court of Special Appeals, 1967. Served in U.S. Army/ Maryland National Guard, 1967-72 (19th special forces group); U.S. Army Reserve, 1972-73 (154th civil affairs regiment). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1979-81, 1986-88; executive committee, 1979, 1986-88; chair, judicial appointments committee, 1988-90; board of directors, people's pro bono coordinating corp., 1989-91). Member, Montgomery County Bar Association (president, 1985-86; executive committee, 1973-75, 1982-85; chair, constitution revision committee, 1975). Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1984-94. Board of Directors, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003-05. Member, Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Bencher, Montgomery County Inns of Court.

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