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Hughes named Carroll Co. administrative judge

Judge J. Barry Hughes has been named administrative judge for Carroll County Circuit Court effective Jan. 6. He will succeed the retiring Judge Michael M. Galloway.

As administrative judge, Hughes will oversee the administration of the circuit court, including its budget and procurement functions, as well as management of its trial calendars to ensure the effective and expeditious resolution of cases.

Hughes was appointed to the bench in May 2004 after being president of the law firm of Hollman, Hughes, Maguire, Timchula & Titus in Carroll County.