Maryland Courts

Judges

M. Kenneth Long, Jr.

County Administrative Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since June 2011. Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, February 2006 to June 2011. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington County, July 1, 2004 to February 2006.

State's Attorney, Washington County, 1982-2004.

Member, Child Support Enforcement Advisory Council, 1983-86; State's Attorney's Coordination Council, 1983-89 (chair, 1987); Task Force on Elderly Abuse and Neglect, 1985-86; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1987-92; Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention, 1995-96. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, May 11, 1947. Attended North Hagerstown High School; Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1969. Served in U.S. Army Reserves, 1969-75. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Washington County Bar Association (president, 1996-97). Past member, National District Attorneys Association; Maryland State's Attorneys Association.

Donald E. Beachley

Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since 1997. Member, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 1999-2001, Maryland Judicial Conference.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1994-97. Born in Frederick, Maryland, December 21, 1956. Hood College, B.A. (economics & political science), cum laude, 1977; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1980. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Partner, Miller, Oliver, Beachley & Stone, 1980-97. Member, Maryland State and Washington County Bar Associations; Federal Magistrate Judges Association.

Daniel P. Dwyer

Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since April 3, 2009.

Assistant State's Attorney, Washington County, 1987-94. Domestic Relations Master, Washington County Circuit Court, 1996-2009. Chair, Mental Health Advisory Committee, Washington County, 2007- (member, 2002-). Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, September 16, 1955. Frostburg State College, B.S. (theater), 1977; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1984. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985. Associate, Edward N. Button, P.A., 1985-87. Partner, Rutledge & Dwyer, P.A., 1994-97. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2007-; Washington County Bar Association, 1985- (board of directors, 1993-94, 2007). Member, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1987-94; National District Attorneys' Association, 1987-94; Maryland Council of Masters, 1996-2009. Board of Directors, Crime Watch League of Washington County, 1987-2003 (president, 2000-03); Washington County Mental Health Center, Inc., 1994-2000 (president, 1998-2000). Member, Maryland Child Support Enforcement Association, 1989-94, 1997-; Washington County Foster Parents Association, 1991-99. Board of Advisors, Dad's Connection, 2001-04, 2008-. Cub scout den leader, assistant pack master, Mason Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1993-97. Governor's Citation, 2001. Community Partnership Award, Washington County Department of Social Services, 2007.

Dana Moylan Wright

Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since August 24, 2012. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2012-, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Washington County, August 21, 2009 to August 24, 2012. Member, Mental Health Oversight Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2009-12.

Chair, Ethics Commission, Washington County, 2001-09. Secretary, Board of Directors, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, 2008-09 (member, 2004-08). Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 26, 1966. Attended Western Maryland College, 1983-84; The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (psychology), 1988; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1992. Law clerk to Judge Cypert O. Whitfill, Harford County Circuit Court, 1992-93. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1992. Associate, Miller, Oliver, Beachley & Stone, 1994-97. Partner, Miller, Oliver, Baker, Moylan & Stone, 1997-2009. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1992-; Washington County Bar Association. Board of Directors, Humane Society of Washington County, 1996- (former president & vice-president); Hospice of Washington County, 2002-04; St. Maria Goretti High School, 2002-04; The Maryland Theatre, 2006-; Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 2007-; The Parent-Child Center of Washington County; United Way of Washington County.

Vicki M. Pauler

Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since September 19, 2014.

Assistant State's Attorney, Washington County, 2001-14 (narcotics task force prosecutor, 2012-14). Member, Opioid Fatality Task Force, Health Department, Washington County, 2013-. Born in Washington, DC, June 2, 1974. University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. (international business), 1996; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2001. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2001-03, 2014 (criminal law & practice section); Washington County Bar Association, 2003-09, 2013-. Member, National District Attorneys' Association, 2002-14; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2002-14; Heroin Fentanyl Task Force, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2014-. Participant, Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network, 2013-14. Associate member, Fraternal Order of Police, 2002-. Board of Directors, Bethel Gardens (low income housing community), 2014.

Information courtesy Maryland Manual Online