The Honorable Patricia E. ("Patti") Campen was sworn into office as the Register of Wills for Talbot County on January 2nd, 2013. Prior thereto, she served as Assistant Chief Deputy and Chief Deputy for almost six years, working for the Honorable Alice W. Anderson.

An Eastern Shore native, Patti graduated from Easton High School in 1980. While still in high school, she began working for an attorney in Easton which later grew into a law firm where she remained for over twenty-five years. During that time she worked as an office manager and paralegal, gaining extensive experience in diverse areas of law including probate, real estate, corporate, and civil litigation. As office manager, she was responsible for development of office procedures, including implementation of software programs for information management, and human resource management.

Educational background includes numerous evening credit courses while working full-time, concentrating on paralegal and accounting studies. She has enrolled in various continuing education courses with an emphasis on probate through the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL).

Patti currently serves as a member of the Oxford Planning Commission, and is also a member of Chesapeake Women's Network. Charitable associations include being a proud 2009 member of Jen's Gems Charity Running Team (f/b/o Ronald McDonald House). She enjoys running, boating, reading and traveling. Patti and her husband, Sidney S. Campen, Jr., share a home in Oxford with two cats.

"I am committed to carrying on the tradition of courteous, professional and efficient service to the citizens of Talbot County. Please browse through our links for more information. If this office may be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance"