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Greg Hilton Named Clerk of Maryland Court of Special Appeals
(ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Sept. 3, 2013) Philip Gregory (Greg) Hilton has been named Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals. After the court made the appointment, Hilton was sworn in by Gov. Martin O’Malley Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Maryland State House.
Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009. He was appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals in October 2009 and was promoted to Chief Deputy Clerk in July 2011. He succeeds Leslie Gradet, who retired July 31 after 25 years as Clerk.
As head of the Clerk’s Office for the state’s second highest court, Hilton manages staff, operations and business processes, oversees the court docket, and leading the implementation of MDEC (Maryland Electronic Courts) in the Court of Special Appeals. He also advises the Court of Special Appeals’ Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser and the Court on the implementation of policy.
Chief Judge Krauser said, “Greg has been an outstanding Deputy Clerk. He brings to his new position superb administrative skills, a tireless work ethic, and an unflagging commitment to public service. We are very pleased that he is willing to serve as the Clerk of our Court.”
Prior to joining the Clerk’s Office, Hilton served in the United States Navy and was most recently on active duty in Afghanistan from November 2007-December 2008. He has 26 years of active and reserve service, and continues to serve as a captain with the Navy Reserve. Before his mobilization, Hilton had been an attorney with the Severna Park law firm Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles from 1999-2008, and with Shaffer & Solomon, P.A., in Greenbelt, from 1996-1999.
Hilton earned his undergraduate degree in 1987 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and graduated from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 1995. He clerked for Judge C. Philip Nichols, Jr., in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court from 1995-1996. Hilton received a master’s degree in national security studies from the United States Navy War College in 2011.
“I hope to build on Leslie Gradet’s fine example of professional leadership. I’m looking forward to the challenges and I’m grateful to the court for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Hilton said.
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