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[photo, Sally D. Adkins, Court of Appeals Judge] SALLY DENISON ADKINS, Judge, Court of Appeals, 1st Appellate Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester counties), since June 25, 2008.

Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 1st Apellate Circuit, June 24, 1998 to June 25, 2008. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-2000, 2001-02; Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1998-. Chair, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1999-2006.

Associate Judge, Wicomico County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, August 23, 1996 to June 23, 1998.


Member, Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission, 1st Judicial Circuit, 1983-90. Member, Ethics Commission, Wicomico County, 1986-96. Member, Attorney General's Advisory Council on Family Legal Needs of Low-Income Persons (family court committee), 1991-93. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 21, 1950. Lawrence University, B.A. (philosophy), 1972; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1975. Law clerk to Judge Marvin H. Smith, Court of Appeals, 1975-76. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Adkins, Potts & Smethurst, 1976-95 (associate attorney, 1976-81; partner, 1982-96). Partner, Adkins & Allen, L.L.P., 1995-96. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (past member, committee on judicial personnel issues, committee on laws); Wicomico County Bar Association (president, 1991-92); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, eastern shore chapter, 1990-92). Board of Directors, Legal Aid Bureau, 1980-84. Board of Directors, Coastal Hospice, Inc., 1980-88. Board of Directors, Mid-Delmarva Family Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Inc., 1981-91. Board of Directors, E. S. Adkins & Co., 1982-. Board of Directors, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, Maryland, 1986-96. Board of Directors, Organize, Unite, and Revitalize (OUR) Community, Inc., 1995-2005. Member, Greater Salisbury Committee, Inc. 1990-97. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1992-. Co-recipient, Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1999. Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award for significant contributions to advancement of women's rights, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2000.
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