JOHN W. DEBELIUS III, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since July 20, 2001. Member, Differentiated Case Management Committee, 1993-, and Electronic Filing Committee, 2000-, Montgomery County Circuit Court. Member, Merit Selection Committee (for magistrate), 1997, and U.S.- Brazil Law Initiative, 1998, U.S. District Court. Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1998-2000.

Member, Task Force on Homelessness, City of Gaithersburg. Chair, Community Advisory Board on the Homeless, City of Gaithersburg, 1986-91. Born in Newark, New Jersey, November 11, 1953. Attended Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland; University of Maryland College Park; California State University at Northridge, B.S. (business administration), 1975; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1978. Author, "The Maryland Boulevard Rule: A Time for Change" 6 University of Baltimore Law Review 223, 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1978. Practiced law with Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawford, & Bonifant, 1979-2001. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1994-96, 1999-2001; executive committee, 1999-2000; Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee, 1994-1999; president, 1997-98). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1996-. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1996- (president, 1998-99). Board of Governors, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-98. House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 1999-2000. Master of the Bench, Mongomery Inn of the Court (membership chair & executive committee, 1996-98). Mentor of the Year, Montgomery Inn of Court, 1997. Professionalism Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2001.

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