MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT


JAMES C. CHAPIN, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court

Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since 1995.

City Attorney, Laurel, 1968-75. County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1975-79. Member, Governor's Commission to Review the Law-Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, 1976-77. Chair, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1979-82. Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1980-86; Advisory Council, Maryland Legal Services Corp., 1987-89; Judicial Compensation Commission, 1988-89; Select Committee on Gender Equality, 1989-91; U.S. Senatorial Blue Ribbon Committee to Study Creation of Southern Division, U.S. District Court, 1989. Chair, Review Board, Attorney Grievance Comission, 1990.

Born in Washington, DC, October 24, 1940. Furman University, B.A., 1962; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.B., 1965. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966 (special commendation, 4th highest grade awarded on bar exam). Member, American and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Maryland State Bar Association (pres., 1982-83; board of governors, 1976, 1979, 1981-84); Montgomery County Bar Association (designated conciliator, 1993); Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 1975-78); American Judicature Society. Life member, American and Maryland Bar Foundations. Member, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 1985; fund-raising committee, Treatment and Learning Center, Rockville, 1990.

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