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Meet the Judges

Will Howard, Associate Judge

  • Graduate, Country School, SS Peter & Paul High School, Easton, Maryland
  • B.A. in Communications from University of Maryland,  College Park, Maryland
  • Elected to Talbot County Orphans’ Court – 2010
  • Subsequent Injury Fund--Member of 3 person panel representing the “people of Maryland”, appointed by the Governor and approved by Maryland Senate, to hear appeals from the Workers’ Compensation Committee (1993-96)
  • Reporter Associated Press, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Reporter/Writer Baltimore News American--Hertz National Award 1969
  • Chesapeake Publishing--nominated for Pulitzer Prize for 7-part series on substandard housing 1997
  • Producer, Host “Man About Town” series on MCTV Channel 15 – 2009 to present
  • Community Service:  Recipient of eight Governors Citations from six Maryland Governors for community service; Chairman-George Murphy Community Pool 1995; Purchaser and Organizer of restoration of Avalon Theatre in Public/Private Partnership 1984; President-Talbot Paramedic Foundation for 25 years; President-Talbot Hospice Foundation 1985 (start of Festival of Trees); Founding Director-Court Appointed Special Advocates; Talbot County Chamber of Commerce-Small Business Man of the Year 1986; Founder-Easton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Potato Race 1982; Co-Founder Operation Christmas Spirit 1981; Founder-Great May Fly-Away 1978; Easton Air Shows
  • Native of Talbot County; married to Dorothy Howard for over 30 years with four children.


 Paul S. Carroll, Associate Judge

  • Elected to Talbot County Orphans' Court in 2014
  • Education:  Easton High School and Chesapeake College
  • Forty-nine years with SEARS, owner/operator since 1991
  • Sold the local SEARS HOMETOWN STORE in 2014
  • Involved in real estate since 1980;  presently a Broker
  • Served six years with the Maryland National Guard 1966-1972
  • Community Service:  Chamber of Commerce:  Awarded the “Small Business of the Year" in 2000; Served on the Economic Development Commission;  Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Committee from 1995 to present;  Mid-Shore Executive Ministries; Active member of the First Wesleyan Church in Easton, MD and previously served as treasurer and member of the Local Board of Administration; Member of the Lions' Club
  • Native of Talbot County
  • Married to Faith for over forty years;  two daughters:  Elizabeth Olavsrud (Stein) and Katherine;  two grandchildren, Lucy and Chase Olavsrud


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