Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day


Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day was born in Dothan, Alabama in 1957.  Judge Day pursued a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and was awarded a Bachelors Degree in 1978.  In 1980, he obtained a Masters 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.

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; and the “Professionalism Award,” also awarded by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1998.

Admitted to the bar in Maryland in 1985, Judge Day was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1989.

In addition, Judge Day is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Federal Magistrate Judge’s Association Fourth Circuit Director, 2000-present; Bar Association of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 1995-present;  J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association, Chair, Leadership Academy 1999-present; Federal Bar Association for Maryland, Board of Governors, 1996-99; American Bar Association, where he co-chaired the Criminal Justice Sections Committee on Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice System, 1998-present, and the Project Advisory Board for ABA’s State of Criminal Justice Publication, 2000-present; Montgomery County Inns of Court; Alan J. Goldstein Inns of Court, 1995 to present, while serving as President for the 1999 term; Central Union Mission Board of Directors, 1994-96; University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, 1998-99; Adjunct Professor, Montgomery College, 1986-95; and National Institute of Trial Advocacy Instructor, Washington, D. C. Campus, 1995-present; member of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Council, 2001 to present.