L. ROBERT COOPER, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, since May 30, 2008. Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Treatment Court, April 2013 to 2021. Member, Public Defender Regional Advisory Board no. 1 (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County), 2009-. Member, Committee on Civil Procedures, District Court of Maryland, 2012-15. Member, District Court Chief Judge's Committee, 2018-19 (chair, civil & domestic work group, 2018-19), and Court Technology Committee, 2019-20, Judicial Council.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1987-96 (juvenile division, 1987-89; misdemeanor jury trial division, 1989-91; felony trial division, 1991-95; felony narcotics unit, 1995-96). Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1999-2008 (felony trial division, 1999-2005; district court division, 2005-06; attorney trainer, training division, 2006-08).

Born in Maryland. Hofstra University, 1979-81; George Washington University, B.A. (american literature), 1983; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986. Law clerk to Judge Hilary D. Caplan, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1986-87. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Associate, Cooper & Tuerk, L.L.C., 1996-99. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1987- (working committee on ethics, 2001-03); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1987-; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1987-96; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1999-2003. Board of Directors, William S. Baer School, 2000-. Volunteer, Baltimore City Teen Court Program, 2001-; Alternative Directions, Inc., 2007-; University of Baltimore Law Alumni Society, 2007-. Outstanding Assistant Public Defender of the Year, 2000. Adult Volunteer of the Year, Baltimore Teen Court, 2003. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association & Citizenship-Related Education Program for the Schools of Maryland, 2003.

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