Judge Richard R. Titus

Office: Circuit Court for Carroll County
Status: Incumbent
Party Affiliation:
City: Westminster

Governor Larry Hogan appoint Judge Titus to the Circuit Court bench on January 27, 2016. He was chosen from an original field of 9 applicants after a comprehensive investigation and interview process by various statewide Bar Associations, the Carroll County Bar Association and the Carroll County Trial Courts Nominating Commission. The Nominating Commission evaluated the applicants and submitted the four best qualified candidates (2 men and 2 women) to Governor Hogan. After personally interviewing the 4 nominees, Governor Hogan chose Titus noting his "decades of legal experience in Carroll County have prepared him well for this appointment and I offer my sincere congratulations."

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 remained with his firm for 23 years until being appointed a Judge of the Court at which time he gave up his successful law practice. As an attorney, Titus focused almost exclusively on Carroll County. Most of his clients were private citizens or small businesses, but he also had the distinct honor of serving as counsel to three of Carroll's 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. Upon becoming a Judge, he was appointed by the Chief Judge of Maryland's highest court to serve on the Technology Committee of the Maryland Judicial Conference.