Received B.A. in Government and Politics, with minor in English, from the University of Maryland; J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1984). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985; also admitted to practice in D.C. (1985); the U.S. District Courts for Maryland and D.C. (1986); the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the D.C. Circuit (1986); and the United States Supreme Court (1998). Member of the Maryland, Montgomery County, Women's (Maryland & Montgomery County), and D.C. Bar Associations. Past President, Montgomery County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association (1989-1990); Chair, Bar Association of Montgomery County Professionalism & Quality of Life Committee (2002-2003; 2005 to present); Section Council, State & Local Government Section (2002 - present); member of the MSBA Litigation Section (1999-present), BAMC Ethics Committee (2002-present). Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review (1983-1984); published recent decision, Hauch v. Connor--Beginning a Transition in Maryland Conflict of Laws Doctrine?, 43 Md.L.Rev. 204 (1984). Law clerk to the Honorable Rosalyn B. Bell, Court of Special Appeals (1984-1985); summer intern to the Honorable Rita C. Davidson, Court of Appeals (1983). Private practice handling general litigation (1985-1987). Appointed to the Maryland Judicial Commission on Professionalism (2004). Elected to the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court as a Barrister (2004); elevated to Master (2006). Accepted to the Montgomery County Inn of Court as a Bencher (2005).
Joined the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1987. Practice areas have included civil rights litigation, personnel, agency advice and representation. Served as Principal Counsel for Appeals for ten years and currently serves as Chief for the Division of Finance and Procurement.