Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, 6th Appellate Circuit, 2002

Dale R. Cathell, Judge, 1st Appellate Circuit, 2002
Alan M. Wilner, Judge, 2nd Appellate Circuit, 2008
Lynne A. Battaglia, Judge, 3rd Appellate Circuit, 2002
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Judge, 4th Appellate Circuit, 2002
John C. Eldridge, Judge, 5th Appellate Circuit, 2002
Irma S. Raker, Judge, 7th Appellate Circuit, 2006

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  • 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)


    [photo, Court of Appeals Judges, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2001]
    Court of Appeals Judges (from left to right): Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Alan M. Wilner, John C. Eldridge,
    Robert M. Bell (Chief Judge), Irma S. Raker, Dale R. Cathell, Lynne A. Battaglia, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2001. Photo by Walter R. Wise, State of Maryland.


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


    Lynne A. Battaglia, Judge (410) 260-1566
    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
    Alan M. Wilner, Judge (410) 887-2677

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