Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, December 22, 2005 to October 24, 2011. Member, Character Committee, 4th Appellate Circuit, Court of Appeals, 2002-05; Committee to Study Extended Media Coverage of Criminal Trial Proceedings in Maryland, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007-08. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2006-11, and Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters, 2009-11, District Court of Maryland.
Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1992-94, 1995-2001. Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1999-2001.
Associate County Attorney, Office of Law, Prince George's County, 2001-03. Member, Prince George's County Public School Magnet Task Force, 2003. Chief, Juvenile Division, Office of State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 2003-05.
Born in Chicago, Illinois. Howard University, B.A. (journalism), 1986. Law clerk, Speights & Mitchell, 1989-90; Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & Regan, 1990. Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1991. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991. Law clerk to Judge William D. Missouri, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1991-92. Associate, Krauser & Taub, P.C., 1994-95. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1991, 1999- (criminal law section council, 2001-02; board of governors, 2004-06); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1992- (board of directors, 1997-2000, 2007-08; executive committee, 1999-2005; secretary, 2000-01; treasurer, 2001-02; president, 2003-04); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 1992-99, 2002- (chair, founders scholarship award grant program, 1997; co-chair, community service committee, 1999). Member, Marlborough Inns of Court, 1996-98, 2001-02 (secretary, 2001-02); National Black Prosecutor's Association, 1998-1999. Fellow, Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 1999-2000 (board of directors, 2004-05); Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003-. Vice-President, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2005-06 (board of directors, 2004-06). Member, National Association of Women Judges, 2006-; Harry A. Cole Judicial Council, 2007-. Adjunct Faculty, Prince George's Community College (paralegal studies; legal research; business law), 1997-98. President's Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2004.
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