Chief Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Paul W. Grimm serves as a full-time Chief Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was appointed in February 1997. Judge Grimm currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Additionally, Judge Grimm is an Adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches trial evidence, pretrial civil procedure, and scientific evidence. Judge Grimm is a frequent lecturer at CLE programs on issues regarding evidence and civil procedure, and has published several books and numerous articles on these topics. In 2002 Judge Grimm was awarded the Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year award by the University of Maryland School of Law; in 2001 he was awarded the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Professional Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence; and in 1998 he received the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyer’s Distinguished Service Award.
Before becoming a Magistrate Judge, Judge Grimm was in private practice in Baltimore for thirteen years, handling commercial litigation. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland, an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland; and as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2001 Judge Grimm retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Reserve.
Judge Grimm is a graduate of the University of California, and the University of New Mexico School of Law.