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David Wylie Densford

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David Wylie Densford
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Current Court Information:
Maryland Seventh Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   St. Mary's County
Appointed by:   Gov. Martin O'Malley
Active:   2012-2027
Preceded by:   C. Clarke Raley
Past post:   Partner, Densford & Chesser
Past term:   2005-2006
Personal History
Born:   11/16/1951
Undergraduate:   University of Maryland University College, 1977
Law School:   Potomac School of Law, 1981
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Seventh Circuit
State:  Maryland
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  52.1%ApprovedA

David Wylie Densford is a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court for St. Mary's County in Maryland.[1] He was appointed to the court by Governor Martin O'Malley on December 22, 2011 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge C. Clarke Raley.[2] Densford assumed office on February 3, 2012.[3][4] He was elected to a full fifteen-year term in November 2012 and his current term expires in 2027.[5]


Densford received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland University College in 1977 and his J.D. from the Potomac School of Law in 1981.[6]


  • 2011-2027: Judge, Seventh Circuit Court
  • 2005-2006: Partner, Densford & Chesser
  • 1995-2005: Attorney, Solo practitioner
  • 1993-1995: Attorney, Densford & Armitage
  • 1989-1993: Partner, Densford & Densford
  • 1984-1989: Assistant Public Defender, District 4
  • 1984: Admitted to the Maryland Bar
  • 1982-1984: Legislative Counsel, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 1981: Admitted to the Georgia Bar[6]

Awards and associations


  • 2010: David Hjortsberg Award, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2003: Award of Appreciation, St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission
  • 1997: Certificate of Appreciation, Board of Directors, HealthShare
  • 1995: Paul Harris Fellowship Certificate, Rotary Foundation[6]


  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, St. Mary's County Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Founding Member, American Inn of Court of Southern Maryland
  • Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
  • Board of Directors, Eckerd Youth Challenge Program
  • Member, St. Mary's County Democratic Club[6]

2012 election

Densford was elected to the Seventh Circuit Court. He ran against Joseph Michael Stanalonis in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7] Densford was successful in his bid, receiving 52 percent of the vote.[8][9]

See also: Maryland judicial elections, 2012

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