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John J. Nagle III

Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since January 5, 2010.

Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1990 to 98; Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1985 to 1988. Member, Character Committee, 2nd Judicial Circuit, State Board of Law Examiners, 1995 to 2009. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 26, 1954.


  • Loyola High School, 1972
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. (history), 1976
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1980

Law clerk to Judge William R. Buchanan Sr., Baltimore County Circuit Court, 1978 to 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association, 1981 to 1987
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1981 to present (member, board of governors, 2002 to 2004)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, 1981 to present (president, 2000 to 2001)
  • Baltimore County Bar Foundation (president, 2002)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2002 to 2009
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., 1995 to 2009
  • Defense Research Institute, 1985 to 2009
  • President, Bodie, Nagle, Dolina, Smith and Hobbs, P.A., 1981 to 2009
  • Member, Dissenters Law Club, 1988 to present (president, 1994 to 1995)
  • Member, Towson Business Association, 1995 to 2009

Other Activities and Awards

  • Volunteer, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.
  • Member, President's Advisory Council, Stevenson University, 2002 to present
  • Delrey Award, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, 2000
  • Super Lawyer, Baltimore Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Member, Church of the Immaculate Conception (lector, 1989 to present; President, Parish Council, 1997)

Biographical material courtesy of the Maryland Manual On-Line.

Revised January 4, 2017         


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