BROUGHTON MILLER EARNEST, County Administrative Judge, Talbot County Circuit Court, December 21, 2007 to November 17, 2013. Retired November 17, 2013. Co-Chair, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-13 (member, 2008-13). Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1969-1973. Deputy State's Attorney, Talbot County, 1973-75. Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 16th Commission District, 2003-07. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Talbot County, 2007-13.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, November 18, 1943. Washington and Lee University, B.A. (history), 1965; University of Virginia, LL.B., 1968 (editorial board, virginia journal of international law). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1968; Virginia Bar, 1968; District of Columbia Bar, 1969. Partner, Earnest & Cowdrey, 1975-1991. Managing Partner, DLA Piper, Easton, 2000-07 (partner, 1991-2000). Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section; litigation law section; peer review committee); Talbot County Bar Association (past president). Former member, Board of Directors, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc. (co-founder; vice-president); Legal Aid Society. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation.

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