The Honorable Patrick Woodward
Judge Woodward has served as a Judge on the Court of Special Appeals for Montgomery County since May 26, 2005. Prior to his appointment, he served as Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, from May 7, 1998 to May 25, 2005. Judge Woodward served as an Associate with the Law Offices of Rourke J. Sheehan, 1974-78; as Partner, Sheehan & Woodward from 1978-80; Partner, Jackson, Campbell & Parkinson; and Director, Jackson & Campbell, P.C. from 1980-87. He acted as a sole practitioner from 1987-91 before his appointment to the Montgomery County District Court, which lasted from 1991-1998. Judge Woodward received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1973. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, from 1973-74. Judge Woodward served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Captain from 1974-75. His awards include the President's Citation, Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1986; the Champion for Children Award, Maryland Citizen Board for Review of Foster Care for Children, 1996; and the Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1997.