CATHERINE CHEN, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, since June 21, 2018. Member, District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2019-23; Civil Law Subcommittee of Legislative Committee, 2021-; Domestic Violence and Peace Order Subcommittee of Domestic Law Committee, 2021- (chair, peace order–filing on behalf of minor work group, 2022), Jusicial Council. Vice-Chair, Forms Subcommittee of Court Operations Committee, 2023- (member, 2021-; chair, forms consistency work group, 2021-), Judicial Council. Member, Supreme Court of Maryland Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2023-.

Assistant State's Attorney, Special Victims Unit, State's Attorney's Office, Baltimore City, 2014-18. Member, Teen Court Advisory Board, Baltimore City, 2018- (volunteer, 2015-).

Staff Attorney, Administration for Children's Services, City of New York, 2004-05.

Born in Queens, New York. Attended Calvert School, 1987; Bryn Mawr School, 1993; Tufts University, B.A. (developmental psychology), 1999; Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2003. Admitted to Connecticut Bar, 2003; New York Bar, 2004; Maryland Bar, 2008. Associate, Tabat, Cohen & Blum, LLP, 2003-04. Staff Attorney, Juvenile Rights Practice, The Legal Aid Society, Bronx and Brooklyn, New York, 2005-08; Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc., 2008-09; House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2010-14. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2016-; Baltimore City Bar Association, 2016-; Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2016-. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2019-. Member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2019-. Co-Chair, Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition Conference, 2019-.

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