5th Judicial Circuit Associate Judge

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Associate Judge, 1996 - present

  • Chief Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court and Fifth Circuit, Sept. 2014 – present
  • Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 1996 - present
  • Member, Family Law Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference 1997 - 1999
  • Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference 1999 – 2003
  • Member, Maryland Judiciary Committee on Mental Health & Addiction 2003 – 2014
  • Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2015 - present
  • Chair, Anne Arundel County E-filing Committee 2000 - 2008
  • Chair, Systemic Change Committee, Criminal Justice Coordination Council 2004 – present
  • Judge Representative, Anne Arundel County Local Pro-Bono Committee, 2014 - present

Private Practice

  • Law Office of Ronald A. Silkworth, 1976 - 1996

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A., 1972

Memberships/Acknowledgments

  • President, James C. Cawood, Jr., Inn of Court 2011-2012
  • Business Technology Judge 2000 - present
  • ASTAR Fellow 2006
  • Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Family Law DCM Judge 2004 - 2006
  • Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Civil DCM Judge 2001 – 2004
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member, since 1976
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, 1990 - 1994
  • American Bar Association, 1976 - 1985
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 1976 - 1996
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, 1976 - 1984
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association 1976 - 1996