Judge, August 18, 1994 to May 8, 2013.
Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, May 8, 2013 to January 3, 2014.
Retired January 3, 2014.

Member, Commission on Professionalism, 2010-12.

Co-Chair, Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission, 2015-18. Chair, Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 2015-23; Work Group on Collateral Consequences of Convictions, 2016. Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2016-. Chair, Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, 2018-21. Co-Chair, Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering, 2018-19. Member, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2019-20. Chair, Re-Entry Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 2019-21. Member, Police Reform Task Force, Prince George's County, 2020. Co-Chair, Maryland Citizen Redistricting Commission, 2021; Work Group to Study Judicial Selection, 2022-, of Legislative Committee, Judicial Council.

Municipal attorney, Town of Fairmount Heights, 1975-87, and Town of Glenarden, 1980-87. Substitute Juvenile Master, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1976-77. Staff attorney, Office of Public Defender, Prince George's County, 1977-78. Member, Human Relations Commission, Prince George's County, 1978-81. Hearing examiner and special counsel, Board of Education, Prince George's County, 1978-87. Member, Commission on Medical Discipline, 1980-85. Municipal attorney, Town of Glenarden, 1980-87. Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1983-87 (vice-chair, 1983-85; chair, 1986-87); Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1984-86.

State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1987-94. Chair, Student Suspension Monitoring Committee, Prince George's County Public School System, 1987-89. Member, State's Attorneys Coordination Council, 1987-89; Handgun Roster Board, 1992-94.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., Center for Education, Justice and Ethics, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013-. Member, Commission to Investigate the Culture of the University of Maryland, College Park, Football Program, 2018.

Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1948. Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, Washington, DC; Howard University, B.A. (government), 1970; Howard University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1973. Howard University School of Divinity, M.A.R.S.-Ethics, 1991; Temple University, M.A. (religion & ethics), 1995. Law clerk to Judge James H. Taylor, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1973-74. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973; District of Columbia Bar, 1974. Private law practice, Beltsville and Hyattsville, 1974-86. Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, 1978-86 (adjunct faculty, 1987-2006). Mediator, The McCammon Group, 2014-. Member, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC, 2015-. Founder, first president, and member, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Member, National Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association. Board of Directors, Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital, 1985-87. Vice-President, Maryland State's Attorney's Association, 1989-94. President, Southern Maryland Division, American Heart Association, 1990-91. Founding member, Howard Law School 500 Club (endowment fund), 1991. Member, African Judicial Network. Leader of Leaders Award, Prince George's County Public High School Principals, 1991. Honorary doctorate, Southeastern University, 1995. Distinguished Service and Legal Excellence Award, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000. Distinguished Service Award, Board of Trustees, Howard University, 2008. James H. Taylor Award, Prince George's County, 2013.

Maryland & the Federal Government
Maryland Government
Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance

Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual

This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

Copyright March 01, 2024 Maryland State Archives