The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities has scheduled a public hearing on charges brought against Judge Kevin M. Wilson of the First District Court of Baltimore City.

The hearing is set for May 20-21, 2024 at the Appellate Court of Maryland in Annapolis. As stated in the Notice of Public Charges and Hearing, the Commission will consider charges against Judge Wilson in case CJD 2023-042.

The charges stem from allegations that Judge Wilson inappropriately touched a female lawyer at a Baltimore City Bar Association event in May 2023. It is alleged that Judge Wilson put his hand on the woman’s leg and moved it in an up and down motion while they were seated at a table. A witness reportedly told Wilson to stop, but it is then alleged that he put his hand back and moved it under the lawyer’s skirt to touch her buttocks.

In his response to the Commission, Judge Wilson said he believed his interactions with the lawyer at the event, which included glancing and comments, were reciprocated and welcomed. However, he acknowledges touching her ankle, calf and lower hamstring but says it was consensual. Judge Wilson has since started counseling sessions bi-monthly to improve his social skills and awareness of power dynamics.

The Commission hearing will serve to consider the official charges against Judge Wilson and allow both sides to present evidence and call witnesses regarding the alleged incident from May 2023. A determination will then be made as to whether Judge Wilson violated Maryland’s Code of Judicial Conduct. The hearing is open to the public and more information can be found on the Commission’s website or by contacting their office.

Kevin Michael Wilson is an Associate Judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 1, in Baltimore City. He has been serving in this position since September 11, 2013. Prior to becoming a judge, Wilson worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City from 2000 to 2013.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.