Paul M. Bowman
County Administrative Judge, Kent County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, since August 6, 2009.
Attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, Kent County, 1982-89. Court Examiner, Kent County Circuit Court, 1987-2009. Member, Ethics Commission, Kent County, 1992-93. Town Attorney for Chestertown, 1973-97, and Millington, 1973-87, 2002-08. Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1994-97. Attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, Town of Galena, 2000-09.
East Carolina University, B.A. (political science), 1969; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Associate, Elroy G. Boyer, 1973-76 (law clerk, 1971, 1972). Partner, Boyer and Bowman, 1976-79. Sole practitioner, 1979-2009. Member, American Bar Association, 1973-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1973- (committee on public awareness of the judiciary, 1978-79; committee on the resolution of fee disputes, 1982-87); Kent County Bar Association, 1973- (president, 1982-83). Board of Trustees, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1993-94. Chair, United Fund of Kent County, 1974-75. Member, Chestertown Optimists Club, 1974-82 (president, 1975-76). Board of Trustees, Kent School, 1976-89. Board of Governors, Chester River Yacht and Country Club, 1983-88. Board of Directors, Kent Youth, Inc., 1994-97. Board of Directors, Kent Savings and Loan, 1991-97; Centreville National Bank of Maryland, 1997-2009; Shore Bancshares, Inc., 1998-2009; PUMH of Maryland, Inc., 2000-09. Advisory Council, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 2002-. Appreciation Award, Chestertown Optimists Club, 1976. Golden Key Award, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 2004. Vestry, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1990-93 (preservation fund committee, 2003-06).
*Information courtesy of Maryland Manual Online