Chair, Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 2015-. Co-Chair, Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission, 2015-.
Municipal attorney, Town of Fairmount Heights, 1975-87, and Town of Glenarden, 1980-87. Substitute Juvenile Master, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1976-77. Staff attorney, Office of Public Defender, Prince George's County, 1977-78. Member, Human Relations Commission, Prince George's County, 1978-81. Hearing examiner and special counsel, Board of Education, Prince George's County, 1978-87. Member, Commission on Medical Discipline, 1980-85. Municipal attorney, Town of Glenarden, 1980-87. Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1983-87 (vice-chair, 1983-85; chair, 1986-87); Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1984-86.
State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1987-94. Chair, Student Suspension Monitoring Committee, Prince George's County Public School System, 1987-89. Member, State's Attorneys Coordination Council, 1987-89; Handgun Roster Board, 1992-94.
Member, Commission on Professionalism, 2010-12.
Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1948. Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, Washington, DC; Howard University, B.A. (government), 1970; Howard University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1973. Howard University School of Divinity, M.A.R.S.-Ethics, 1991; Temple University, M.A. (religion & ethics), 1995. Law clerk to Judge James H. Taylor, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1973-74. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973; District of Columbia Bar, 1974. Private law practice, Beltsville and Hyattsville, 1974-86. Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, 1978-86 (adjunct faculty, 1987-2006). Mediator, The McCammon Group, 2014-. Member, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC, 2015-. Founder, first president, and member, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Member, National Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association. Board of Directors, Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital, 1985-87. Vice-President, Maryland State's Attorney's Association, 1989-94. President, Southern Maryland Division, American Heart Association, 1990-91. Founding member, Howard Law School 500 Club (endowment fund), 1991. Member, African Judicial Network. Leader of Leaders Award, Prince George's County Public High School Principals, 1991. Honorary doctorate, Southeastern University, 1995. Distinguished Service and Legal Excellence Award, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000. Distinguished Service Award, Board of Trustees, Howard University, 2008. James H. Taylor Award, Prince George's County, 2013.
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