Member, Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2002-.
Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 7th Commission District, 2003-07; Peer Review Panel of Attorney Grievance Commission, 2003-15. Board of Trustees, Office of Public Defender, 2010-15.
Assistant State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County, 1997-2001.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 4, 1967. Attended Old Mill High School, Millersville, Maryland; North Arundel Vocational Technical School, L.P.N. license, 1985. Licensed practical nurse, 1985-92. Anne Arundel Community College, 1985-87; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (political science), magna cum laude, 1992; Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, J.D. with honor, 1996 (order of the coif, national law school honor society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996. Law clerk to Judge Dana M. Levitz, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 1996-97. Attorney, Lessans, Praley & McCormick, P.A., 2001-15. Member, Federal Bar Association, 2005-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1998-2000, 2003- (criminal law section council, 2008-; chair, indigent defense committee, 2012-); Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 1998- (board of trustees, 2007-08; chair, membership division, 2008-10); National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2005-; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2002- (treasurer, 2007; secretary, 2008; 2nd vice-president, 2009; vice-president, 2010; president, 2011-12). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2004-. Member, Our Lady of the Chesapeake Roman Catholic Church, Pasadena, 2001-.
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