HERMAN C. DAWSON, Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since December 21, 1998. Judge-in-Charge, Juvenile Drug Court, 2010-17. Chair, Child Support Enforcement Committee, 2000-01 (member, 1999-01), and Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2001-05, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2010-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Court Access and Community Relations Committee, 2021-, and Community Outreach Subcommittee, 2023-, of Equal Justice Committee, Judicial Council.

Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1984-90. Past chair, Consumer Protection Commission, Prince George's County.

Born in Selma, Alabama, 1954. Alabama State University, B.A. (political science), 1977; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1980. Law clerk, Operating Rights Division, U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1980-81. Law intern to Judge James H. Taylor, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1983-84. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1984. Member, National Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (litigation law section); Prince George's County Bar Association (past member, board of directors); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (past president, vice-president, & treasurer). Board of Directors, Center for Community Development for Prince George's County, Maryland, 1989-92. Past member, Board of Directors, Prince George's Hospital Center Foundation. Past president, Greater Prince George's County Tennis Foundation, Inc. Coach, Kettering-Largo-Mitchellville Boys and Girls Club, and Glenarden-Ardmore-Springdale Boys and Girls Club, 1986-. President's Award, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 1992. Unsung Hero Award, Selma, Alabama (Dallas County) Civil Rights Committee. Living Legend Award, Associated Black Charities. Meritorious Public Service Award, Ebony Scholarship Society. Member, First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Hyattsville, Maryland.

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