JOSEPH L. WRIGHT, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, since May 8, 2012. Member,Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2012-14. Member, Court Access and Community Relations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.

Prosecutor, 1998-2008, Assistant State's Attorney, Violent Crimes Unit, 2008-09, and Special Prosecutions Unit, 2011-12, Prince George's County. Assistant Chief, District Court Division, State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County, 2009-11. Member, Ethics Panel, Board of Education, Prince George's County, 2000-11.

Born in Prince George's County, Maryland, November 14, 1967. Attended Duval High School; Takoma Academy; Prince George's Community College, A.A., 1989; Howard University, B.A., 1992; Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1995 (order of the coif). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996; District of Columbia Bar, 1996; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1999. Law clerk to Judge Evelyn E. C. Queen, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1995-96. Attorney, Weinstock, Stevan, Harris & Friedman, 1996-98. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1996-; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000 (scholarship committee, 2007); Maryland State Bar Association, 2004- (local & specialty bars committee, 2005-; criminal law & practice section council, 2010-; co-chair, leadership academy committee, 2007-11); Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 2008-09, 2011-; executive board committee, 2011-). Fellow, Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2003-04; Maryland Bar Foundation, 2010. Member and legal counsel, Prince George's County Young Democrats. Board of Directors, Kettering Civic Federation, 1998-2001.

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