Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Vicki Ballou-Watts
MSA SC 3520-12455


Born in Montgomery, Alabama, c. 1958.  Attended Howard University, B.A. with honors (journalism), 1980; University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1983.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1984.

Associate, Gerald A. Smith & Associates, 1984-87.
Sole practitioner, 1987-99.
Panel attorney, Public Defender's Office, Baltimore City, 1988-99.
Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association (board of governors, 1996-99).
Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1998-99.
Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 8, Baltimore County, 1999-2002.
        First African-American female judge on the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County.
Chair, Professionalism Committee, Baltimore County Bar Association, 2001-02.
Vice Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Baltimore County Bar Association, 2001-02.
Member, Judicial Education Committee, 2001-02.
Associate judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 2002-.
        First African-American judge in the Circuit Court of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Member, National Association of Women Judges.
Member, Family and Children's Services for Baltimore County Advisory Board.
Member, Maryland State Bar Association.

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