JOSEPH L. WRIGHT, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, May 8, 2012 to October 15, 2020. Retired October 15, 2020. Former Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Court. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2012-14. Member, Court Access and Community Relations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-18.

Prosecutor, 1998-2008, Assistant State's Attorney, Violent Crimes Unit, 2008-09, and Special Prosecutions Unit, 2011-12, Prince George's County. Assistant Chief, District Court Division, State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County, 2009-11. Member, Ethics Panel, Board of Education, Prince George's County, 2000-11.

Born in Prince George's County, Maryland, November 14, 1967. Attended Duval High School; Takoma Academy; Prince George's Community College, A.A., 1989; Howard University, B.A., 1992; Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1995 (order of the coif, national law school honor society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996; District of Columbia Bar, 1996; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1999. Law clerk to Judge Evelyn E. C. Queen, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1995-96. Attorney, Weinstock, Stevan, Harris & Friedman, 1996-98. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1996-; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000 (scholarship committee, 2007); Maryland State Bar Association, 2004- (local & specialty bars committee, 2005-; criminal law & practice section council, 2010-; co-chair, leadership academy committee, 2007-11). President, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2015-16 (board of directors, 2008-09, 2011-; executive board committee, 2011-). Fellow, Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2003-04; Maryland Bar Foundation, 2010. Member and legal counsel, Prince George's County Young Democrats. Board of Directors, Kettering Civic Federation, 1998-2001.

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