Judge Michael Algeo is currently a Judge on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County having been appointed in November, 2005. He previously served as a Judge on the District Court of Maryland from 1999-2005. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a Senior Assistant States Attorney with the State's Attorneys office in Montgomery County and was the Supervisor of the Felony Trial unit. He also worked in private practice as counsel for Jordan, Coyne & Savits in Washington D.C., specializing in police liability, medical malpractice, and asbestos litigation. He served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Judge Algeo has taught Trial Advocacy at the National College of District Attorneys at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also taught classes at the University of Maryland, and has lectured for the Maryland State Bar Association as well as the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is a 1983 graduate of the Washington College of Law and received the Washington College of Law Distinguished Alumnus award, the Montgomery College paralegal service award, the "Holding the Line on Underage Drinking", Community Service Award, and was recognized in 2005 by the Maryland Daily Record as that year's recipient of the prestigious Leadership in Law Award.