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Wendy S. Epstein

Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, since August 31, 2021.

The Honorable Wendy S. Epstein was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 4, 1964. Graduated from Western Maryland College (now known as McDaniel College), B.A. (English), 1986, and the University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1989.

She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1989.

Professional Highlights

  • Family and Juvenile Magistrate for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, 2014 to 2021
  • Member, Baltimore County Board of Appeals, 2011 to 2014 (Chairperson, 2014)
  • State Board of Law Examiners, Character Committee, Second Appellate Circuit, 2012 to 2014
  • Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Panel, 1997 to 2014
  • Partner, Zerwitz and Zerwitz, 1992 to 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore County, 1990 to 1992

Professional Memberships

  • Magistrate Education Subcommittee, Judicial College, (Chairperson, 2019 to 2021)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2014 to present (bench/bar section council Secretary 2018 to present)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, 1992 to present (committees include Family Law Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, past Chairperson Criminal Law Committee and past Chairperson Bench/Bar Committee)
  • Baltimore County Bar Foundation, 2011 to present (Secretary 2018 to present)
  • Sobeloff Society, 2008 to present (current Board Member)
  • Maryland Women’s Bar Association, 1997 to present (past Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Baltimore Carroll County Women’s Bar Association, 1992 to present (past President, current Board Member)
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, 1996 to 2014
Revised December 17, 2021         


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