Laura Morton
Candidate, Judge of the Circuit Court

P.O. Box 774 | Westminster, MD 21158
443-408-8529 |

Laura Morton is a trial attorney in Carroll County and a candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court. She is an advocate for access to justice for all and works to educate people on how to navigate the legal system and to reduce recidivism rates through mental health and addiction treatment services.

What motivates and inspires you?
Growing up with limited financial means, I know the difficulties presented by a lack of resources. I overcame these obstacles to become the first person in my family to attend college. It is why I represent clients on a sliding scale basis. I am committed to ensuring that limited resources do not result in limited justice. 

I am inspired by clients who overcome obstacles to forge a better path for themselves. Winning a case for someone who thought all was lost is the greatest validation.

Why are you running for Judge of the Circuit Court?
I am the most qualified candidate with over 23 years of trial experience in civil, criminal and family law. After a rigorous nominating process, I was deemed highly qualified by the Carroll County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Committee. I have great relationships with the people and agencies that make the court system run well. 

Being a Judge is the natural next step in a career devoted to helping the community. It will allow me to enhance and enrich our judicial system. Also, after over 180 years and many well-qualified female applicants, a woman has never been appointed to the Circuit Court bench. The only way to prevail is by election. That is why in this, the Year of the Woman, I am urging all voters to vote for Laura Morton for Judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County! 

International Rotary Foundation Scholar in International Law and Politics
Former Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow
Former Law Clerk to the Honorable Luke K. Burns, Jr.

Authorized by Laura Morton-Coleman for Judge, Thomas Terhaar, Treasurer