The Circuit Court for Prince George's County is part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland. The Seventh Circuit includes Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties.
The Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams is the Administrative Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. As County Administrative Judge, Judge Adams develops and implements short-term and long-term planning for the court, including facilities and personnel, and oversees daily operations. As Circuit Administrative Judge, she also coordinates and supervises the plans and operations of the County Administrative judges in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.
In Maryland, the circuit court is the general jurisdiction trial court. Circuit Courts have exclusive original jurisdiction over jury trials in civil and criminal matters and non-jury trials in equity matters involving family law and other matters. In addition, the circuit court tries appeals from the District Court, either in new trials or by review of the record, and reviews proceedings before state and county administrative agencies.