Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader

2024 Partners for Justice Conference (2)

Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader

Maryland Supreme Court

Guest Speaker, Morning Plenary

Matthew J. Fader is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland.  He joined the court, then named the Court of Appeals of Maryland, in April 2022.  He was previously a member of Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, now named the Appellate Court of Maryland, where he served as an associate judge beginning in 2017 and as chief judge beginning in 2018.  Before joining the bench, he was the Chief of Civil Litigation with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, where he served as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Litigation Division from 2010 to 2017; an attorney in private practice with K&L Gates LLP from 2002 to 2010; and a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, from 1999 to 2002.