PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


DANEEKA VARNER COTTON, Associate Judge, Prince George's Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since October 24, 2011. Member, Court Operations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-16.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, September 20, 2006 to October 24, 2011. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2006-07, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Prince George's County, 2006-11. Member, Public Awareness Committee, 2007-10, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1994-98. Master for Domestic Relations, Family Division, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1998-2006.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, June 27, 1966. Attended LaReine High School, Suitland, Maryland; Hampton University, B.A. (business management), 1988; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1991. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991. Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland, 1991-93. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bar Association, 1995-. Prince George's Chapter, Women's Bar Association of Maryland; Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1993-98. Member, National Association of Women Judges; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Board of Directors, St. Mary of the Assumption School. Governor's Citation for Outstanding Service, 1998. Woman of Achievement Award, Lt. Governor's Office, 2002. Leadership Award, Adam's House, Department of Health, Prince George's County, 2004.

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