Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks ’96 inspires alumni

November 12, 2019

McNamee Hosea Principal Bob Kim ’83 with Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks ’96. Photo: Jackie Hicks.

Maryland Carey Law alumni in Prince George’s County, Maryland, had the opportunity to mingle with fellow alum and Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks ’96, at a reception hosted by the Greenbelt Office of McNamee Hosea.

Dean Donald B. Tobin introduced the county executive, describing her as part of the next generation to continue the work of people like Congressman Elijah Cummings ’76, who passed away in October.

Alsobrooks, who is the first woman to be elected county executive in Prince George’s County, addressed the assemblage, reflecting on the benefits of a Maryland Carey Law education.

“Maryland is the kind of education that has followed me all of these years,” said Alsobrooks, sharing stories about her continuing connections with professors Larry Gibson and Sherrilyn Ifill, now president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Alsobrooks, who was called “focused, fearless, farsighted” by The Washington Post, added that, without the law school, her successes, “would not have been possible.”

After graduating from Maryland Carey Law in 1996, Alsobrooks clerked at the Baltimore City Circuit Court before becoming Prince George’s County’s first full-time domestic violence prosecutor. In 2010, she was the youngest and first woman elected Prince George’s County state’s attorney, serving two terms before her election as county executive in 2018.

Other notables in attendance included the Hon. Nicholas Rattal ’86; Kimberly Ross ’93, chief of staff/chief counsel for Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio; and David Cade, ’85, CEO, American Health Lawyers Association.

The event’s host was Maryland Carey Law Board of Visitors Chair Bob Kim ’83, a principal at McNamee Hosea.


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