The Honorable Barbara Kerr Howe

Chair, CCBC Board of Trustees
The Honorable Barbara Kerr Howe

The Honorable Barbara Kerr Howe is a retired Baltimore County Circuit Court judge who served from 1988 through 2001. She currently serves as a settlement judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and is on recall statewide.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

She has held numerous appointments and served on several boards throughout her career including past-president of the Maryland State Bar Association, president of the Maryland Bar Foundation, chair of the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline for the Maryland Bar Association, past chair of the Judicial Disabilities Commission in Maryland and she is active in the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland.

Howe has two children, Susan Baron and Harvey S. (“Skip”) Howe, and lives in Towson, Md.. She has authored and co-authored articles for the Maryland Bar Journal and the American Bar Association. She has also received several awards over the years, including the Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award from the Women’s Law Center, the Rita Charnatz Davidson Award from the Women’s Bar Association and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Howe was also named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by Warfield’s Business Record.