Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, 6th Appellate Circuit, 1998

Dale R. Cathell, Judge, 1st Appellate Circuit, 2002
Alan M. Wilner, Judge, 2nd Appellate Circuit, 1998
Lawrence F. Rodowsky, Judge, 3rd Appellate Circuit, 2002
Howard S. Chasanow, Judge, 4th Appellate Circuit, 2002
John C. Eldridge, Judge, 5th Appellate Circuit, 2002
Irma S. Raker, Judge, 7th Appellate Circuit, 2006

[Color photograph of Murphy Courts of Appeal Building]
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building. Photo by James Hefelfinger
(Hefelfinger Collection, MSA SC 1885-758-2, Maryland State Archives)

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-1502
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Appellate Circuits


Historical Evolution

Organizational Chart

Origin & Functions


  • 1st Appellate Judicial Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)
  • 2nd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Baltimore County & Harford County.)
  • 3rd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard & Washington Counties)
  • 4th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Prince George's County)
  • 5th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties)
  • 6th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Baltimore City)
  • 7th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Montgomery County)

  • Map of Appellate Circuits



    Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge (designated by Governor)
    (410) 333-6396


    Dale R. Cathell, Judge (410) 543-6014
    Howard S. Chasanow, Judge (301) 952-4173
    John C. Eldridge, Judge (410) 260-1515
    Irma S. Raker, Judge (301) 217-7530
    Lawrence F. Rodowsky, Judge (410) 333-4374
    Alan M. Wilner, Judge (410) 887-2677

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