KATHRYN GRILL GRAEFF, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 3rd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard & Washington Counties), since September 2, 2008. Member, Commission on Professionalism, 2009-12. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2009-14. Board of Directors, Maryland Professionalism Center, 2012-16. Member, Domestic Law Committee, 2015-16, and Education Committee, 2015-19, Judicial Council. Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2020- (vice-chair, 2018-20), Judicial Council.
Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Attorney General, 2002-08 (assistant attorney general, 1990-99; deputy chief, criminal appeals division, 1999-2002).
Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Attended Robert E. Peary High School, Rockville, Maryland; Marquette University, B.A., 1983; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1986 (assistant editor, Maryland Law Review, 1985-86). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1986; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1987; U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, 1990; U.S. Supreme Court, 1994. Associate, Smith, Somerville, & Case, 1986-90. Member, Maryland State Bar Association,1987- (criminal law & practice section council, 2000-, chair, 2006-07; litigation section council, 2008-, chair, 2016-17; criminal pattern jury instructions committee, 2019-); Howard County Bar Association, 1994-. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2007-. President, Howard County Chapter, James MacGill American Inns of Court, 2020 (member, 2004-06, 2016-). Lecturer, Judicial Institute of Maryland, Judicial College of Maryland. Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, 2002-04, 2006. Instructor, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 2004-07. Author, "Knock-Knock: Who's There?", Maryland Bar Journal (vol. 37, no. 6), 2004. Volunteer settlement officer and mediator for civil cases, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1990, 1999-2008. Exceptional Leadership Award, Office of Attorney General, 2007. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2016.
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