MARK W. CROOKS, Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since December 1, 2016.

Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 2002-09 (trial counsel, 2002-07; investigation counsel, official corruption unit, 2007-09).

Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 2009-15. Member, Health Care Fraud Steering Committee, 2012-15, and Human Trafficking Steering Committee, 2013-14, U.S. Department of Justice.

Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Governor, 2015-16.

Born in Rockville, Maryland, 1972. Duke University, B.A. (history, political science, spanish), 1995. Served in U.S. Navy, 1995-99; U.S. Naval Reserve, 1999-2003. University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002. Admitted to New York Bar, 2002; Maryland Bar, 2012. Member, New York State Bar Association, 2003-; Maryland State Bar Association, 2012-; Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 2015-; National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 2010-15. Member, National Reserve Officers' Association, 2013-; U.S. Naval Academy Golf Association, 2015-. Adjunct professor (constitutional law), St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 2007. Coach, BAYS Soccer, 2010-. Volunteer, Dogs XL Rescue, 2012-; Lighthouse Shelter, 2012-. Prosecutor of the Year, Eisenhower Award, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, 2005. Special Act Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 2011. Major Case Excellence Award, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Office, 2011, 2013. Excellence in Prosecution Award, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Office, 2012, 2014. Combatting Human Trafficking Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 2014.

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