Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, January 26, 2018 to January 6, 2022. Member, Equal Justice Committee, 2020- (chair, access & fairness subcommittee), Judicial Council.
Trial Attorney, Gang Squad, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006-08. Mérida Program Manager, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-12.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Columbia, 2004-06.
Assistant State’s Attorney, Montgomery County, 1994-2000. Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, 2001-05.
Assistant State's Attorney, 2003-06 and Deputy State’s Attorney, 2008-10, Prince George’s County. Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2010.
Inspector General, Police Department, Prince George’s County, 2012-18. Member, Work Group on the Implementation and Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement, 2014; Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, 2015-16; Advisory Board, Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-21.
Born in Washington, DC, August 4, 1963. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (english), 1985, M.A. (rhetoric), 1991; Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (residential life judicial coordinator, 1988-89; resident coordinator, multicultural resource center, office of minority student educaton, 1989-91), 1991. Law clerk to Judge Vincent E. Ferretti, Jr., Montgomery County Circuit Court, 1991-92. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1992; District of Columbia Bar, 1994. Associate, Katten Muchin Zavis & Dombroff, 1992-94; Law Offices of Luis U. Leon, 2000-02; Futrovsky Nitkin & Scherr, Chartered, 2002-03. Member, American Bar Association (co-chair, criminal justice section sentencing committee, 2009-10; chair, law student outreach committee of government & public sector lawyers division, 2016-17); Maryland State Bar Association (leadership academy, 2000-01; criminal law & practice section council, 2015-); Montgomery County Bar Association. President, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 2001-02. Former member, Board of Directors, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County. Adjunct Associate Professor, Trial Advocacy Program, Washington College of Law, American University, 1997-. Certificate of Appreciation for Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month, Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, 2000. Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty, U.S. Department of Justice, 2007. Exemplary Performance Award, Prince George's County Police Department, 2013. Leadership Award, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 2016.
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