Ben C. Clyburn

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Ben C. Clyburn
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Court Information:
Maryland District Court
Title:   Former chief judge
Active:   1995-2014
Chief:   2004-2014
Past position:   Counsel, Department of Transportation
Past term:   1993-1995
Past position 2:   Assistant attorney general, State of Maryland
Past term 2:   1981-1995
Personal History
Born:   5/22/1954
Undergraduate:   University of Maryland, 1978
Law School:   University of Maryland School of Law, 1981

Ben C. Clyburn is a former chief judge of the District Court of Maryland. He served as the chief judge since December 29, 2004 and was an associate judge for District 1 from February 3, 1995 to December 28, 2004.[1] He retired from the court on May 31, 2014.[2][3]


Clyburn received his undergraduate degree in criminology from the University of Maryland in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1981.[1]


Awards and associations


  • 2011: Judge of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission
  • 2010: Leadership Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
  • 2007: Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record
  • 1985: Outstanding Assistant Attorney General-Award for Exceptional Service [1][4]


  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Member, Monumental City Bar Association
  • Member, American Association of Transportation Officials [1]

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