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Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis Named Fifth Circuit Administrative Judge

(ANNAPOLIS, Md. — July 13, 2011) Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Administrative Judge Nancy L. Davis-Loomis has been named administrative judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes the Circuit Courts of Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties. Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals designated Judge Davis-Loomis as the circuit administrative judge, effective Nov. 5, following the retirement of Judge Diane O. Leasure.

Judge Davis-LoomisIn her new post, Judge Davis-Loomis will oversee the administration of the courts for the three counties and will supervise the county administrative judges within the judicial circuit. She may also perform any of the duties of a county administrative judge.

I am honored to have been appointed to succeed Judge Diane Leasure as the Fifth Circuit administrative judge,” Judge Davis-Loomis said. “Judge Leasure has provided outstanding leadership and service to the Judiciary and I look forward to working with her for a smooth transition upon her retirement.”
Judge Davis-Loomis served as a District Court judge from 1996 to 2000, when she was appointed as a Circuit Court judge. In July 2007, Judge Bell designated her as the administrative judge for Anne Arundel County, following the retirement of Judge Joseph P. Manck. She will continue to serve as administrative judge for Anne Arundel County, in which she supervises all judges, officers, and employees of Anne Arundel County Circuit Court; ensures the expeditious disposition of cases in the court; controls the trial calendar; and oversees the court’s budget and procurement functions.

“Judge Davis-Loomis’ wisdom, experience and intellect will serve us well,” Judge Bell said. “She is a distinguished jurist whose commitment to judicial integrity is unwavering. I am confident she will serve the people of Maryland with distinction.”

She will also oversee the implementation of the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) pilot program in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. This pilot will be one of the Judiciary’s first phases in implementing e-filing for litigants, statewide, ensuring 24-hour online access to court documents and records.

“I am looking forward to being a part of this exciting and challenging time for the Maryland courts,” Judge Davis-Loomis said. “In Anne Arundel County, we will be at the forefront of initiating the MDEC system, which will have a profound impact on our courts, making them more efficient and effective. We are proud of the strides taken by the Maryland courts to better serve the citizens of our state.”

After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Akron, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1982. She was assistant county solicitor for Anne Arundel County from 1983-1986, and was in private practice with Cohen, Bennett, Greene & Davis-Loomis from 1986-1994. Judge Davis-Loomis is a member of several professional societies, and is a past member of the board of governors of the Maryland State Bar Association and past president of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

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