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William Vincent Tucker

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William Vincent Tucker
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Current Court Information:
Maryland Fifth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Howard County
Appointed by:   Gov. Martin O'Malley
Active:   2011-2027
Preceded by:   Diane O. Leasure
Past post:   Master in Chancery, Howard County Circuit Court
Past term:   2004-2011
Personal History
Born:   12/31/1961
Undergraduate:   Stockton State College, 1988
Law School:   University of Maryland School of Law, 1991
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Fifth Circuit
State:  Maryland
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  47.2%ApprovedA

William Vincent Tucker is a judge on the 5th Circuit Court for Howard County in Maryland. He was appointed to the court by Governor Martin O'Malley to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Diane O. Leasure.[1] Tucker assumed office on December 29, 2011 and his current term expires in 2027.


Tucker received his undergraduate degree from Stockton State College in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1991.[2]


Awards and associations

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Howard County Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Board of Directors, Howard County Drugfree
  • Member, Howard County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Waring-Mitchell Law Society of Howard County
  • President, James Macgill American Inn of Court[2]

2012 election

Tucker ran unopposed for election to his appointed seat on the 5th Circuit Court.[3] He was successful in his bid, receiving 47.2% of the vote; the two candidates with the highest vote percentages were elected in the race..[4][5]

See also: Maryland judicial elections, 2012

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