6500 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day pursued a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in 1978. In 1980, he obtained a Master’s of Science Degree in Judicial Administration from the American University. Judge Day’s education continued at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he received a J.D. in 1984. He was admitted to the bar in Maryland in 1985 and to the District of Columbia bar in 1989.
Following law school, Judge Day served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland, from 1985-89. In 1989, he joined the law firm of Sherman, Meehan, Curtin & Ain as a civil litigation attorney. On February 18, 1997, Judge Day was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge of the District Court for the District of Maryland.
Judge Day has been the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the “President’s Award,” which he received from the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association in 1994; the “President’s Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar,” awarded by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland in 1995; the “Professionalism Award,” also awarded by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1998; the Century of Service Award for Contributions to the Administration of Justice, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1999; the “Leadership in Law Award,” Daily Record (Maryland) 2001; the “Honorary Life Bar Leader” Award, as well as the “Community Service Award” from the Montgomery County Bar Foundation in 2011.
In addition, Judge Day is a member of many professional organizations. He is a Past President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. As a member of the American Bar Association he was Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section Council’s Committee on Race & Racism in the Criminal Justice System, and the Judicial Division Council Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. In the Maryland State Bar Association, he served as Chair of the Criminal Law and Practice Section Council and as Chair of the Leadership Academy. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. Judge Day is an Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law, American University.