SUSAN SOUDER, Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, May 13, 2002 to July 3, 2018. Retired July 3, 2018. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2010-12, and Court Interpretation and Translation Services Committee, 2012-15, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Civil trial attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-85. Special U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Los Angelos, 1983. Inquiry Panel, 1987-92, and Review Board, 1993-96, Attorney Grievance Commission. Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 14th Commission District (Baltimore City), 1995-99. Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000. Civil mediator, Baltimore County and Baltimore City Circuit Courts.

Born in Washington, DC, September 20, 1956. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (history), cum laude, 1978; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., with honors, 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981. Partner, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, 1985-94. Partner, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, 1994-97. Solo practitioner, 1997-2002. Member, Federal Bar Association (chair, board of governors, 1992-93; president, Maryland chapter, 1995-96); Maryland State Bar Association (litigation section council, 1997-2003); Baltimore County Bar Association, 1985- (pro bono committee, 1997-99; solo & small-firm practice committee, 1997-2002; alternate dispute resolution committee, 1999-2002 (chair, 2001-02)); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, 1993-94). Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, 1989-2005; Serjeants Inn, 1991-2003 (master serjeant, 1997-98). Member, Executive Women's Network, 1985-2001 (president, 1992); Network 2000, 1996-2001 (recording secretary, 2000-01). Charter member, Catonsville Sunrise Club, Rotary International (president, 2003; vice-president, 2001). Outstanding Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1984. Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 1997, 1999.

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