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Worcester County Circuit Court
Court House
One W. Market Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Name Phone
Hon. Thomas C. Groton, Administrative Judge
Terry Jackson, Judicial Secretary
Hon. Richard R. Bloxom, Associate Judge
Charlene Showell, Judicial Secretary
Hon. Brian D. Shockley, Associate Judge
Carol Johnson, Judicial Secretary


Name Phone
Mary M. Kent, Esquire 410-632-5609

Circuit Court Departments

Name Phone
Court Administrator - Michael Howard 410-632-2342
Court Reporter - Anne Horner 410-632-1125
Court Reporter - Kathy Zeve 410-632-3232
Court Reporter - Melinda Tinnell 410-632-1232
Civil Assignment Commissioner - Mary Serpe 410-632-4594
Criminal Assignment Commissioner - Terri Tawes 410-632-4593
Drug Court Coordinator - Tracy Simpson 410-632-3130
Drug Court Case Manager - Tashica Hilliard 410-632-5418
Family Services Coordinator - Anne Turner 410-632-5638
Family Law Case Manager - Jennifer Baumann 410-632-5638
Jury Commissioner - Terri Shockley 410-632-5660
Jury Message Phone 410-632-5674
TTY users call Maryland Relay 711  

Clerk's Office

Name Phone
Susan Braniecki, Clerk 410-632-5500
Civil Department 410-632-5501
Criminal Department 410-632-5502
Juvenile Department 410-632-5501
Paternity Department 410-632-5501
License/Land Records Department 410-632-5500

Court Related Agencies

Name Phone
Office of the Public Defender 410-632-1933
State's Attorney 410-632-2166