Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, July 25, 2000 to October 24, 2011. Presiding Judge, Drug Court Program, 2007-11. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2000-03, Maryland Judicial Conference.
Human Resource and Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Civil Service Commission, U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior, 1972-86.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, 1949. Attended Charleston public schools; Yale University, B.A. (French), 1970; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983; District of Columbia Bar, 1984; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts for Maryland and District of Columbia; U.S. Courts of Appeal for Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit. Attorney, private practice, 1983-2000. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (chair, annual bicounty high school oratorical contest, 2000-; president, 2007-08); DC Superior Court Trial Lawyers' Association, 1986-2000. Helped found African-American Reconstruction and Development Fund, 1979; Bilalian Economic Development Fund 1983; Chess Club, Crossland High School, 1997. Inventor, Tru-Clean Hygenic Moistening System, patented 1995. Member, Maryland I Chapter, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Subscribing life member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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