KAREN MARTIN DEAN, Associate Judge, Wicomico County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, since January 8, 2021.

Deputy State's Attorney, Somerset County, 2007-10 (Assistant State's Attorney, 2005-07). Assistant State's Attorney, Wicomico County, 2011. Master of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Causes, Wicomico County Circuit Court, 2011-14. Senior Assistant State's Attorney, Worcester County, 2014-19 (supervising attorney, special victims unit, 2017-19). Felony Prosecutor, Office of State's Attorney, Worcester County, 2019-21.

Born in Milford, Delaware, 1974, University of Delaware, B.S. (agriculture), 1996; J.D. and M.S. (environmental law), University of Vermont School of Law, 1999. Law clerk to Judge Peter Paul Olszewski, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1999-2001. Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1999; Maryland Bar, 2001. Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 2001-05. Member, Wicomico County Bar Association; Worcester County Bar Association, 2019-; Women's Bar Association, 2019-; National District Attorneys Association. Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician, Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Vernon, Maryland, 2001-07 (board of directors). Member, Wicomico County Humane Society (board of directors, 2020-). Certificate of Appreciation, Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center, 2018.

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