MARK D. THOMAS, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington County, since June 5, 2006. Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2012-14 (member, 2008-14; vice-chair, 2011-12), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Commissioner Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2013-.

Assistant State's Attorney, Washington County, 1999-2006 (part-time).

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, February 26, 1958. Duke University, B.A. (English), 1980; Brown University, M.A.T. (English), 1981. English teacher, Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1981-82. Research Assistant, Indiana Judicial Center, 1984-85. Indiana University School of Law, J.D. (associate editor, Indiana Law Review), 1986; Indiana University Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1986. Law clerk to Judge Patrick D. Sullivan, Indiana Court of Appeals, 1985-86. Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1987; Maryland Bar, 1987. Associate, Strite, Schildt & Varner, P.A., 1987-88 (law clerk, 1986-87); Miles & Stockbridge, 1988-89. Stockholder, Meyers, Young, Grove & Thomas, P.A., 1996-2006 (associate, 1990-95). Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1987- (committee on ethics, 1992-, chair, 2001-02); Washington County Bar Association, 1987- (board of directors, 1991-93); Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1999-. Mentor, Maryland's Tomorrow Mentor Program, Board of Education, Washington County, 1990-92. Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, 1993-96, 1998-99. Advisory Board, Oak Hill House, 1992-94. Board of Directors, Hagerstown Goodwill Industries, Inc., 1998-2001, 2001-04 (chair, training & services committee, 2000-04; nominating committee, 2000-04; governance committee, 2003-04). Member, Washington County Republican Central Committee, 2002-06. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2002-. Adjunct faculty (paralegal studies & business law), Hagerstown Community College, 1991-2001. Den Leader, Den 5, Cub Scout Pack 108, 2002-03. Member, Rotary Club of Hagerstown, 2003-. Leadership Hagerstown Program, Class V, 1992. Outstanding Young Marylander of Washington County, Hagerstown Jaycees, 1992. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003. Member, St. John's Episcopal Parish, 1985-2003 (senior warden; co-chair, capital development campaign, 1996). Member, First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 2003-05. Member, St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2007-.

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