United States District JudgePhone: (301) 344-0637
The Honorable George J. Hazel was born in Queens, NY in 1975. He graduated from Morehouse College, cum laude, in 1996 and from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. Judge Hazel began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Washington, DC where he worked from 1999 to 2004. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia from 2005 to 2008 and in the District of Maryland from 2008 to 2010, where he served as Southern Division coordinator for Project Safe Neighborhoods. From 2011 until his appointment to the bench, Judge Hazel served as Chief Deputy State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Maryland. On September 25, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Hazel to serve as a United States District Judge and he was confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 2014. Judge Hazel also serves on the Board of Servants at the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Largo, Maryland and is a member of the Lawyers Round Table of Baltimore City.