Greg Hilton Named Clerk of Court of Special Appeals

Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals

Philip Gregory (Greg) Hilton was named Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals in August 2013. 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 leads 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.

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Hilton has 26 years of active and reserve United States Navy service, and continues to serve as a captain with the Navy Reserve. He was most recently on active duty in Afghanistan from November 2007-December 2008. Before his mobilization, Hilton had been an attorney in private practice. A 1995 graduate of the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., Hilton clerked for Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr., in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court from 1995-1996. He received a master’s degree in national security studies from the United States Navy War College in 2011.