Elizabeth Ann Fitch, Esq.
Christina Bostick, Esq.
Ajile Brown, Esq.

Judges of the Orphans' Court for Howard County

The Primary Election is Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  


Authority: Elizabeth Ann Fitch for Orphans' Court, Treasurer, Michael March

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To support Elizabeth's campaign, please make checks payable to:


Elizabeth Ann Fitch for Orphans' Court
c/o Michael March, Treasurer
1722 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230



Thank you in advance for your support!



Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of Maryland.  She currently lives in Ellicott City with her husband, John. Elizabeth was first elected in 2018, and she hopes to continue serving as judge of the Orphans' Court. Elizabeth is proud to be joined this election by Ms. Christina Bostick and Ms. Ajile Brown.  Together, Christina, Ajile, and Elizabeth have formed Howard County's first ever Orphans' Court Slate.

Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park in 2002.  Following law school, Elizabeth joined the law firm of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White where she continues to practice law as a member of the firm's business litigation group.

Elizabeth began serving others at a young age.  From repairing homes in the Appalachian region and raising money for children in impoverished countries as a child to building ball fields for youth and feeding the hungry in college, Elizabeth has always found time to give back.  After graduating from college, Elizabeth served as a courtroom clerk for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County before becoming a certified Emergency Medical Technician.  As a volunteer EMT, Elizabeth provided emergency medical and trauma care to members of the community in their greatest times of need.  In 2008, she earned the Rookie of the Year and Top Responder awards.

Elizabeth's passion for probate, commitment to service, and steadfast professionalism will help to lead the Orphans' Court for Howard County forward toward excellence.




Christina is an experienced trial lawyer with deep roots in Howard County.  She currently practices civil rights law.  Prior to forming her own practice in Howard County, she worked as a litigator for a prestigious Maryland firm.  Her diverse legal experiences will bring depth and a new perspective to the bench, and her commitment to the community will bring sensible compassion to the people before it.



Ajile currently serves as an administrator for a Maryland Orphans' Court.  Prior to serving the court, Ajile's practice was devoted to trusts and estates.  Her in depth knowledge of estate law will bring sophistication and accuracy to the bench, and her administrative experience will help propel the court forward using much needed technology and resources that will better serve our community.

Elizabeth, Christina, and Ajile are committed to working together on the Court, with the Register of Wills, attorneys, and the public to provide exceptional service to the residents of Howard County and their loved ones.  



Please vote for us on 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022!

Polls are open across Howard County from 7:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.


Elizabeth Ann Fitch for Orphans' Court is proudly endorsed by:



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The Orphans' Court for Howard County comprises three judges who are elected every four years in accordance with the State Constitution.  Howard County will elect judges to all three seats on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  

Maryland’s Constitution requires that Orphans’ Court judges be Maryland citizens and residents of their jurisdiction for one year before election day.  Some jurisdictions (Baltimore City, Harford, Montgomery, Baltimore, and Prince George’s counties) require that their judges be attorneys.  Howard County has not implemented this requirement.  

The Orphans' Court has jurisdiction over the judicial administration of estates to include legal disputes over wills and the distribution of assets after death.