Presiding Judge, Mental Health Court, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 2014-.
Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, April 16, 1992 to September 2, 2004. Member, Committee on Civil Procedures, 1999-2000, District Court of Maryland.
Assistant State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1976-77. Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1977-81. Assistant attorney general, Medicaid Fraud Unit, 1985-92 (chief, 1986-92).
Member, Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Council, 2010-13; Maryland Humanities Council, 2017-20.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 9, 1952. Attended Kent County public schools; National Cathedral School for Girls (valedictorian, 1970), Washington, DC; Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1976. Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Associate, Piper & Marbury, 1981-85. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section; judicial administration section; secretary, judicial administration section, 2004-05; member, judicial administration council, 2006-08); Baltimore City Bar Association; Kent County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Adjunct Professor (criminal law), University of Baltimore School of Law, 2000; Adjunct Professor (ethics), School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, The Johns Hopkins University, 2004-. Mediator, Creative Dispute Resolutions, LLC, 2012-.
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