Maryland Courts

Committee Members

The Judicial Ethics Committee consists of thirteen members appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. Of the thirteen members:

  • One is a judge of the Court of Special Appeals.
  • Two are circuit court judges.
  • Two are judges of the District Court.
  • One is a judge of the Orphans’ Court.
  • Three are former judges who are approved for recall for temporary service under Maryland Constitution, Article IV, §3A.
  • One is a clerk of a circuit court.
  • One is a judicial appointee as defined in Maryland Rule 16-814
  • Two are not judges or other officers or employees of the Judicial Branch of the state government or a lawyer.

The term of a member is three years and begins on July 1. The terms are staggered so that the terms of not more than four members expire each year. At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed. A member may not serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.

2013-2014 Committee Members

Hon. Mark D. Thomas, Chair

Judge, District Court for Washington County
Term Expires: June 30, 2014

Hon. Christopher B. Kehoe, Vice Chair

Judge, Court of Special Appeals

Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby

Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Hon. Wendy A. Cartwright

Judge, Orphans’ Court for Prince George's County

Hon. James R. Eyler

Retired Judge, Court of Special Appeals

Hon. James A. Kenney, III

Retired Judge, Court of Special Appeals

Mary M. Kramer, Esq.

Master, Circuit Court for Howard County

Hon. John P. Morrissey

Judge, District Court for Prince George’s County

Hon. Mark L. Mumford

Clerk, Circuit Court for Kent County

Hon. Julie S. Solt

Judge, Circuit Court for Frederick County

Dr. Anita J. Tarzian

Lay Member

Hon. John H. Tisdale

Retired Judge, Circuit Court for Frederick County


Lay Member

Veronica P. Jones, Esq.