CLAYTON ANTHONY AARONS, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, since September 15, 2014. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2015-, Equal Justice Committee, 2020- (operations subcommittee, 2023-), and Court Operations Committee, 2021- (chair, expungement work group, 2021-), Judicial Council.

Assistant Public Defender, Prince George's County, 1987-2000. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 2000-09 (assistant chief, district court division, 2005-06; chief, homicide division, 2006-07; chief, circuit court division, 2007-09). Member, Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2010-14.

Born in Florida. State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A., 1980; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1985; U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1985; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1987; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1987; U.S. Supreme Court, 1993. Appellate Defense Counsel, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, 1985-87. Attorney Advisor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2009-10. Principal, Law Offices of Clayton A. Aarons, LLC, 2010-14. Member, American Bar Association, 1985-; Maryland Bar Association, 1985- (criminal law & practice section); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1987- (board of directors, 2007-; membership committee, 2010-); National Bar Association, 1998-; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000-. Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit High School Moot Court, 1998-2004. Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2000-06 (chair, pro bono awards committee, 2005). Trial Judge, University of Maryland Intercollegiate Moot Court, 2001-03. Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc., 2001-08 (secretary, 2007-08). Fellow, Maryland State Bar Foundation, 2008. Board of Trustees, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.

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