Maryland Courts


J. Barry Hughes

County Administrative Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since January 6, 2016.

Chair, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-13 (member, 2007-10). Circuit Representative, 5th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2011-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 1, 1949. Attended Cardinal Gibbons High School, Baltimore; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (history), cum laude, 1971. Served in U.S. Army. Former teacher (social studies), Cardinal Gibbons High School, Baltimore. Law clerk to John N. Maguire, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 1974-76. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Carroll County Bar Association, 1979- (treasurer, 1987; president-elect, 1994; president, 1995); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. Former president, Hollman, Hughes, Maguire, Timchula & Titus.

Thomas F. Stansfield

Associate Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since August 27, 2004.

City Attorney, City of Taneytown, 1978-2000. Standing Equity Master, Carroll County Circuit Court, 1992-2004. Member, Inquiry Panel and Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 14, 1950. Attended Westminster High School; Towson State University, B.A. (history & business administration), 1972; South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976; U.S. District Court for Maryland Bar, 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Bar, 1981; U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 1983. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Carroll County Bar Association (past president & secretary). Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, 1973-. Member, Historical Society of Carroll County, 1979- (vice-president, 1981); Smithsonian Institution, 1990-; National Aquarium; Baltimore Museum of Art; Walters Art Museum; Carroll County Chamber of Commerce; Westminster Elks. Member, Calvary United Methodist Church, 1962-.

Fred S. Hecker

Associate Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since January 3, 2014.

Settlement Officer (formerly settlement conference master), Circuit Court, Carroll County, 1997-2013. Board of Directors, Department of Social Services, Carroll County, 1997-2006 (chair, 2004-05). Chair, Local Pro Bono Committee, Carroll County, 2003-. Member, Local Management Board, Carroll County, 2007-13.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 5, 1960. Gettysburg College, B.A. (political science), 1982; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1987. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Partner, MacDonald & Hecker, P.A., 1994-2003; Miller & Truhe, LLC, 2004-05; Miller & Hecker, LLC, 2005-13. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1987- (committee on resolution of fee disputes, 2005-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1987-93; Carroll County Bar Association, 1995- (chair, family law section, 2009-11). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003-. Volunteer attorney, Carroll County Family Law Courthouse Advice Project, 1995-. Board of Directors, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2004- (vice-president, 2013). Board of Directors, Flying Colors of Success, Inc., 2004-. Past president, Deer Park Lions Club. Settlement Conference Master Award, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2001-02. Professional Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Public Service Responsibility, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2007. Lee A. Caplan Award for Longstanding Commitment to Pro Bono and Ensuring Equal Access to Justice, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2013.

Richard R. Titus

Associate Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since February 1, 2016.

Born in Washington, DC, 1965. Allegheny College, B.A. (political science), 1987; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990. Law clerk to Judge James S. McAuliffe, Jr., Montgomery County Circuit Court, 1990-91. Law clerk to Judge Raymon E. Beck, Sr., Carroll County Circuit Court, 1993-94. Partner, Hollman, Maguire, Titus & Korzenewski, 1994-2016. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (litigation law section; real property section; state & local government section); Carroll County Bar Association.

Information courtesy Maryland Manual Online