Wendy A. Cartwright

Title: Orphans' Court Chief Judge
Phone: 301-952-3790

  • Chief Judge, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, since 2003    
  • Associate Judge, Orphans' Court Judge (Appointed by the Hon. Parris Glendenning 2001 - 2003)
  • Member, Conference of Orphans' Court Judges (2003 - 2009, 2016 - present)
  • Member, Judicial Education Subcommittee for Orphans' Court Curriculum, Judicial College (2014 - present)
  • Member, Judicial Ethics Committee (2014 - present)
Education & Experience
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (Political Science), 1986
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Howard S. Chasanow, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland, 1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Howard S. Chasanow, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1990
  • Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990
  • Attorney, Current partner, Cartwright and White
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association (Estate and trust law section; family and juvenile law section; solo and small firm practice section)
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Co-Chair, Building Expansion Committee, and former trustee, First Baptist Church of Highland Park

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