Maryland Courts

Judges

G Edward Dwyer, Jr.

County Administrative Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since May 6, 1985.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 20, 1946. Loyola College, B.A., 1968; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1971. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972. Member, Maryland State and Frederick County Bar Associations; American and Maryland Trial Lawyers Associations. Past president and general chair, United Way of Frederick County. Past member, Board of Directors, Red Cross.

Theresa M. Adams

Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 9, 2004

Born in Frederick, Maryland. Mount St. Mary's College, B.A. (foreign languages), 1977; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986. Law clerk to Judge William W. Wenner, Court of Special Appeals, 1987-88. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Member, Carroll County Bar Association. President, Frederick County Bar Association, 2012- (executive committee, 1992-93, 2006-; assistant treasurer, 2009). Board of Directors, Frederick County Family Life Center (Families Plus), 1988-93. Advisory Board, Central Maryland Catholic Charities, 1992-2003. Board of Directors, Frederick County Chapter, American Red Cross, 1993. Service Award, Central Maryland Catholic Charities, 1997. Certificate of Appreciation, Westminster Police Department, 2002. Service to Law Enforcement and Citizens of Carroll County, Office of Carroll County State's Attorney, 2002. Dedication and Service Award, Foster Care Court Improvement Project, 2007. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008.

William R. Nicklas, Jr.

Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 27, 2012.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 16, 1951. Davidson College, B.A., 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Partner, Elliot & Nicklas, 1978-79, 1983-87; Elliot, Nicklas & Castle, 1979-83; Elliot, Nicklas, Edmonston & Severn, P.A., 1987-88; Elliot, Nicklas & Edmonston, P.A., 1988-90; Doherty, Elliot, Nicklas & deMoll, P.A., 1990-92; Doherty, Elliot & Nicklas, P.A., 1990, 1992-94; Doherty, Nicklas & Prete, P.A., 1994-99; Nicklas & Prete, P.A., 1999-2000; Nicklas, Prete & Sinton, P.A., 2000-04; Nicklas & Sinton, P.A., 2004-12. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1976- (negligence, insurance & workers' compensation section); Frederick County Bar Association, 1977-; Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Member, Frederick Jaycees, 1978-85 (past state director, vice-president, president); Rotary Club of Frederick, 2004-06; Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, 2006-. Den Leader, Braddock Heights Cub Scout Pack no. 278, 1987-89, 1991-93.

Danny Brian O'Connor

Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 3, 2014.

Born in Niagra Falls, New York, January 11, 1956. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. (accounting), 1978; University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1982; U.S. Claims Court, 1984; U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, 1984; U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, 1986. Associate & Partner, Smith, Somerville and Case, 1981-90. Principal, Miles and Stockbridge, P.C., 1990-98; Severn and O'Connor, P.A., 1998-99; Severn, O'Connor & Kresslein, P.A., 1999-2013. Member, American Bar Association, 1981-2010; Maryland State Bar Association, 1981- (co-chair, construction law committee, 1994-95; chair, litigation section, 2005-06; member, board of governors, 2012-; member, executive committee, board of governors, 2013-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1981-90; Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 1981-90; Frederick County Bar Association, 1990-. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009; Maryland Bar Foundation, 2011. Member, Exchange Club of Towson, 1987-88; Leadership Baltimore County, 1988-90; Leadership Frederick County, 1991- (chair, steering committee); Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, 1993- (past president). Board of Directors, Frederick County Family Life Center (Families Plus), 1994-97 (past president); Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County, 1996-97. Member, Frederick County Workforce Development Board, 1996-97; Frederick County Private Industry Council, 1996; Frederick Community College Community Education Council, 1997-2003. Board of Directors, Frederick Community College Foundation, 1999-2007 (former chair); Habitat for Humanity, Frederick County, 2001-04; ACE Student Mentoring Program, 2009-. Jerome Offut Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Frederick County, 2006. Super Lawyer, Baltimore Magazine, 2007-13. Laughlin Distinguished Citizen Award, Frederick Community College, 2007. Reinberger Award for Community Contributions, Frederick County Family Life Center (Families Plus), 2007. Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, 2007.

Julie R. Stevenson Solt

Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since December 21, 1998.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, November 2, 1958. Attended Damascus High School; Mount St. Mary's College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1980; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Member, Frederick County Bar Association; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Board of Trustees, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Frederick County, 1984-85. Volunteer, Frederick County Therapeutic Riding Program, 1993-94.