General Information

Maryland Court Help Centers
Free legal help with your civil
or family matter

Self-Help Center

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday

Weapons of any kind are prohibited in or on the Courthouse premises

All persons entering the Courthouse shall submit to security screening for the purpose of detecting weapons and contraband. Such searches may include the use of electronic or other specialized equipment or manual searches, as deemed appropriate by Court Security. In addition, all briefcases, packages, bags, purses, wallets, cell phones, electronic devices and other personal belongings will be scanned by an x-ray machine and may be manually inspected.  (See also: Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland Administrative Order, Courthouse Policy on Firearms, Weapons and Contraband)

Use of cell phones may be limited or prohibited

NOTICE on Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, and Cameras in Court Facilities 

Address and Hours of Operation

Worcester County Circuit Court
Court House
One W. Market Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Name Phone
Hon. Brian D. Shockley, Administrative Judge
Billie Dee Wells, Judicial Assistant
Hon. Beau H. Oglesby, Associate Judge
Megan Beach, Judicial Assistant
Hon. Mary M. Kent, Associate Judge
Treka Cousar, Judicial Assistant


Name Phone
Diane Karsnitz 410-632-5609

Circuit Court Departments

Name Phone
Court Administrator - Ilene Muhlberg 410-632-5417
Court Reporter - Anne Horner 410-632-1125
Court Reporter - Kathy Zeve 410-632-3232
Court Reporter - Melinda Tinnell 410-632-1232
Civil Assignment Commissioner - Jennie Frock 410-632-4594
Criminal Assignment Commissioner - Terri Shockley 410-632-4593
Child Custody Evaluator – Jessica Stewart 410-632-5417
Drug Court Coordinator - Tracy Simpson 410-632-3130
Drug Court Case Manager - Christa Lawrence 410-632-5418
Family Services Coordinator - Jennifer Baumann 410-632-5638
Family Law Case Manager - Kimberly List 410-632-5638
Jury Commissioner - Sullar Barfield 410-632-5660
Jury Message Phone 410-632-5674
Truancy Program Coordinator - Kendall Timmons 410-548-7107
TTY users call Maryland Relay 711  

Clerk's Office

Name Phone
Susan Braniecki, Clerk 410-632-5500
Civil Department 410-632-5501
Criminal Department 410-632-5502
Juvenile Department 410-632-5501
Paternity Department 410-632-5501
License/Land Records Department 410-632-5500

Court Related Agencies

Name Phone
Office of the Public Defender 410-632-1933
State's Attorney 410-632-2166