Skip to Main Content
The Honorable Lois A. Duke was elected and sworn in as Register of Wills for St. Mary's County on December 1, 2010, after serving as Deputy and Chief Deputy since 1997. She is a lifelong resident of Hollywood, Maryland. She married Jay Duke on September 11, 1971, and is the mother of 3 children and grandmother of 5.

Prior experience included working in a law office and an accounting firm, both of which have been extremely beneficial to understanding probate law and administering estates.
  • Member of the Maryland Register of Wills Association
  • Member of St. Mary's County Historical Society
  • Member of St. Mary's County Genealogical Society
  • Charter Member/Board of Director for St. Mary's Helping Hands, Inc., a local non-profit food pantry serving as Secretary from 1992-1997 and Treasurer from 1997-2011
  • Member MICPEL (Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc.)

"It is my desire to serve the community as their Register of Wills with empathy, understanding, and professionalism. My staff and I will be there to serve in a courteous and efficient manner, as those in the community are faced with a very difficult time...the loss of a loved one."