DEBRA L. DWYER, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since November 17, 2016.

Member, Rockville Human Rights Commission, 2007-16 (chair, 2010-11). Mentor, Maryland Professionalism Center Mentoring Program, 2010-16.

Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jacksonville, Florida, 1986-87.

Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1988-2002 (district court team, 1988-89; circuit court drug team, 1989-91; circuit court felony prosecution team (germantown team), 1991-95; major crimes unit, 1995-96; supervisor, wheaton prosecution team, 1999-2002).

Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General, 1996. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 2002-2016. Deputy Chief, Organized Crime and Gang Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2015-16.

Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, 1960. Attended Montgomery County public schools; Montgomery College, A.A. (criminal justice), 1980; The American University, B.S. (justice), 1982, M.S. (justice, law enforcement administration), 1983; Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., 1986. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, 2002; U.S. Supreme Court, 2005. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1988- (judicial appointments committee, 2013-16); Montgomery County Bar Association, 1998-2002, 2006- (mentor/mentee program, 2010-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 2006-. Member, National District Attorneys Association, 1988-2002, 2006-; National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, 2002-. Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2008-. Member, Montgomery County Inns of Court (master of the bench), 2014-. Board of Governors, Montgomery College Alumni Association, 2010-16 (chair, bylaws committee, 2011-14; chair, nominating committee, 2014-15; vice-president, 2016). Director's Award, Offices of the United States Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010.

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