RICHARD A. COOPER, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 4, Charles County, since March 14, 1997. Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 1997-2000, and Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2001-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Drug Court Commission, 2002-.
Assistant Public Defender, District 4, Charles County, 1978-85. Member, Ethics Commission, Charles County, 1979-85; Adult Public Guardianship Review Board, Charles County, 1986-97. State's Attorney, Charles County, 1985-89. Born in Toledo, Ohio, July 23, 1942. Attended St. John's High School, Washington, DC; Rutgers University, B.A., 1964; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1967. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Served in U.S. Army (captain), 1968-72. Associate, Simpson & Simpson, 1972-74. Partner, Loyd & Cooper, 1974-85. Associate, Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, 1989-97. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Charles County Bar Association (president, 1981); Maryland Bar Foundation.
November 5, 2002
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