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The Honorable Joseph M. Griffin began his career at the Register of Wills Office in 1993 under former Register of Wills, Patricia Dauenhauer. He was an Assistant Chief Deputy for 5 years prior to running for the office of Register of Wills in 1998. He is now serving his fifth consecutive term as Register.

  • Elected to Five Terms as Montgomery County Register of Wills, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014
  • Board for the Disaster Recovery Initiative, 2008-Present
  • Board of Advisors for the MD Local Government Investment Pool, 2007-2012
  • President Maryland Register of Wills Association, 2001-2004, 2010-2013 (limited to three consecutive years.)
  • Vice President of Maryland Register of Wills Association, 2000-2001; 2007-2010
  • Member – National College of Probate Judges, 1999-Present
  • Chair, National College Probate Judges website design 2012-Present
  • Farquhar Middle School PTA President, 2009-2013
  • Lifelong Resident of Montgomery County