for Prince George’s County, Maryland
County and Circuit Administrative Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams leads the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland and the Seventh Judicial Circuit, including Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties.
The Circuit Court for Prince George's County includes 23 active judges, who serve full-time during their term in office.
Because of the large volume of cases filed in this court, some matters may be heard by recalled judges or by masters.
Recalled judges are retired judges recalled for service as needed. Recalled judges have the same authority as active judges to hear and decide matters filed in this court.
Masters serving in the Family Division are appointed by the Circuit Court to hear matters involving child support, paternity, juvenile delinquency, child custody and divorce. Family Division Masters do not issue final orders; masters recommend proposed orders for the judges.