[photo, Melanie M. Shaw Geter, Court of Special Appeals Judge] MELANIE MARVA SHAW, Judge, Appellate Court of Maryland, 4th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Prince George's County), since June 20, 2016 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Appellate Court of Maryland was named Court of Special Appeals). Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 4th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Prince George's County), June 20, 2016 to December 13, 2022. Member, Education Committee, 2018-, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2020-, Judicial Council. Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2022-.

Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, June 7, 2001 to June 2016. Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Court Program. Member, Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-14 (public awareness committee). Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, 2005. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-08 (drug treatment court oversight committee, 2007-08; truancy court work group, 2007-08), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, 2009-16, Conference of Circuit Judges. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2011-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2015.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, January 31, 1996 to June 6, 2001. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1998-99. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 1998-2000. Chair, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1999-2002 (member, 1996-99); Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-05; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1982-87. Assistant attorney general, Medicaid Fraud Unit, 1987-89. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1989-96 (chief, criminal trials division; chief, homicide & narcotics division).

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1957. Attended Western High School, Baltimore, Maryland; Howard University, B.A., 1978; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Member, American, National, Maryland State, Prince George's County and J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Associations. Adjunct Professor, Bowie State University. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2010.
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