Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Michele D. Hotten
MSA SC 3520-12366


Born in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1954.  Attended Immaculate Conception Academy, Washington, D.C.; New College, University of South Florida, B.A., 1975; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1979.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1985; District of Columbia bar, 1991.

Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 4th Appellate Circuit (Prince George's County) August 17, 2010-present. Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, December 1, 1995 to August 16, 2010. Civil Coordinating Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 2006-10 (deputy family coordinating judge, 1995-96; juvenile coordinating judge, 1997-99; deputy coordinating judge, criminal division, 2004-06). Member, Judicial Ethics Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-2006. Member, Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000 (chair, jury pool & summoning process subcommittee, 1999-2000); Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Judicial Process, 2002-04; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2007-. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, June 17, 1994 to November 30, 1995.

Deputy People's Zoning Counsel, Prince George's County, 1989-94. Hearing Examiner, Board of Education, Prince George's County, 1990-94. Member, Character Committee of Court of Appeals for 7th Judicial Circuit, 1992-94; Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1992-94. Examiner in Chancery, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1993-94. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1997-98, 2002-04; executive committee, 1999, 2003-04; civil pattern jury instruction subcommittee, 2007-); Prince George's County Bar Association (president, 2001-02); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (president, 1993-94; chair, continuing legal education committee); Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corp., 1993-94. Former member, Alan G. Goldstein Inn of Court (president, 1998-99); Daniel O'Connell Law Society. Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Inc., 2005-. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2008.

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