Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Donna Hill Staton
MSA SC 3520-12376


Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, on December 5, 1957.  Attended Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, Maryland; Princeton University, B.A. (English), 1979; National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1982.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1982.

Associate Judge, Howard County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, 1995-96. Member, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1991-95; Advisory Committee to U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1991-95. Deputy Attorney General, 1997 to January 2007. Member, State Board of Education, 2009-. Trustee, Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland, 2012-.

Law clerk to Judge Joseph C. Howard, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1982-83. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Associate, 1983-92, and Litigation Partner, 1993-95, Piper & Marbury. Member, American and National Bar Associations; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1988-90; committee on laws, 1988-91); Women's, Howard County and Monumental City Bar Associations. Board of Directors, Howard County Sexual Assault Center, 1982-86. President, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1987-88 (vice-president, 1986-87). Business Advisory Council, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1993. Member, William T. Walters Association, 1994-; Beyond Bars Community Advisory Committee, Girl Scouts, 1995. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2012.

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