Maryland Courts


Michael M. Galloway

County Administrative Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since June 2, 2003 (Associate Judge, November 22, 1999 to June 2, 2003). Settlement Conference Master for domestic relations cases, Carroll County, 1996-99. Chair, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 2002-04 (member, 2001-04), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2004-, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Assistant State's Attorney, Carroll County, 1978-80. Member, Behavioral Health and Addictions Council, Carroll County, 2004-.

Attended Westminster High School; University of Maryland, 1964-66, 1966-68; Juniata College, B.A. (English), 1968. High school teacher (English) and assistant coach (football & wrestling), Carroll County Public Schools, 1969-73. University of Maryland, 1974-77; University of Baltimore, J.D., 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1978. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Carroll County Bar Association (past president & treasurer); Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (family law section); Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Member, BPO Elks Lodge no. 2277. Board of Directors, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

J. Barry Hughes

Associate Judge, Carroll County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since May 28, 2004.

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.

Information courtesy Maryland Manual Online