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Meet the Judges

Carville D. Duncan, Associate Judge

  • Elected to Talbot County Orphans’ Court in 2006
  • Appointed to Conference Committee of Orphans’ Court Judges by
    Judge Robert M. Bell in 2009
  • Member of Board of Directors, Maryland Association of
    Orphans’ Court Judges – 2007 to current
  • Member of the Bench/Bar Committee on Probate Law
  • Service on Community Boards, including Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton Rotary Club, Maryland State Chamber of Commerce, Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Talbot County Isaac Walton League, Talbot County YMCA, Talbot County Family Support Center, Health Facilities Association of Maryland, Health Care Association of America and The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators appointed by Governors William Donald Schaefer and Parris Glendening
  • Graduate of University of Maryland
  • Married for 32 years to Jennifer Duncan; father of two adult children

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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