Committee on Complex Litigation

Maryland Rule 16-308 was adopted by the Maryland Court of Appeals to establish a business and technology case management program to enable each circuit court to handle business and technology matters in a coordinated, efficient, and responsive manner and to afford convenient access to lawyers and litigants in business and technology matters.

The Maryland Business and Technology Case Management Program (BTCMP) is governed by the Committee on Complex Litigation under the Conference of Circuit Judges.  The Committee’s charge includes all complex litigation, except asbestos, with the initial focus on business and technology litigation. 

The Committee meets throughout the year to oversee the BTMCP and recommend changes for the BTCMP to the Conference of Circuit Judges. 

The 2021-2022 term appointments are:

Hon. Sean D. Wallace, Chair, Circuit Court, Prince Georges County
Hon. Kathleen L. Beckstead, Circuit Court, Wicomico County
Hon. Judith C. Ensor, Circuit Court, Baltimore County
Hon. Lawrence Fletcher-Hill, Circuit Court, Baltimore City
Hon. Ronald Rubin, Circuit Court, Montgomery County
Hon. Stephen Kehoe, Circuit Court, Talbot County
Hon. William C. Mulford II, Circuit Court, Anne Arundel County
Hon. Viki Pauler, Circuit Court, Washington County

The Committee is staffed by a full time Complex Litigation Coordinator, Linda Fallowfield. Her contact email is

The Committee on Complex Litigation is pleased to announce the Maryland Business and Technology Judicial Bootcamp scheduled for April 21-22, 2022 at the Maryland Judicial Center. Please see the “Save the Date” Flyer in the Announcements Link for more information. Registration is now open! Please see the link in Announcements.