Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 9, Harford County, March 27, 2000 to December 28, 2007. Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Court Program, 2005-07. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service, 2002-. Member, Family Law Committee, 2002- (chair, domestic violence subcommittee, 2002-), and Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-08 (drug treatment court oversight committee, 2007-08), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2002-05. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2003-08. Member, Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2005-06.
Prosecutor, City Attorney's Office, Dallas, Texas, 1987-89. Assistant attorney general, 1993-2000. Member, Charter Review Commission, Harford County, 1995-96; Human Relations Commission, Harford County, 1995-97. Chair, Community Mediation Commission, Harford County. Member, Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee, Harford Community College.
Born in Canal Zone, Panama, April 22, 1959. Attended Copperas High School, Copperas Cove, Texas; University of Texas, B.A., 1981; M.A. (public affairs), 1986; University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986. Admitted to Texas Bar, 1987; Maryland Bar, 1990. Staff attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, 1990-93. Member, American, National and Texas State Bar Associations; Maryland State Bar Association (correctional reform section; co-chair, membership committee, 2002-); Baltimore City Bar Association; Monumental City Bar Association; Harford County Bar Association (executive council, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2010-11). Member, Executive Committee, Harford County Bar Foundation, Inc., 2003-. Member, National Association of Women Judges; Alliance of Black Women Attorneys (president, 1995-96). Board of Directors, Upper Chesapeake Medical Systems. Pro Bono Award, Office of Attorney General, 1996. Woman of Distinction, Bel Air Soroptimist International Club, 2000. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2009, 2011. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2011. Living Legend Award, Associated Black Charities.
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