Following a comprehensive investigation and interview process, Judge Titus was found "highly qualified" by the Carroll County Judicial Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan on November 1, 2019. He was sworn in on December 2, 2020 and is the incumbent or "sitting" judge.
Judge Titus is endorsed by Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees and State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo to keep his seat on the court. He has a reputation as a firm, but fair, judge who makes common sense decisions with the safety of our families and community in mind.
A lifelong Maryland resident, Judge Titus was admitted to the Bar following his graduation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1990. After two judicial clerkships, he began the practice of law with a small firm on Main Street in Westminster in 1994. He was associated with his firm for almost 25 years, during which time he focused almost exclusively on Carroll County clients. Most of his clients were private citizens or small businesses, but he also had the distinct honor of serving as counsel to three Carroll County Volunteer Fire Departments as well as two Carroll municipal governments.
He has been a member of the Carroll County Bar Association since 1995 serving on its Public Records Committee, Education Committee and chairing its Technology Committee since 2011. He is an active participant in the Carroll County High School Mock Trial Program volunteering as a judge for a third consecutive year.