ALJ Biographies

Steven Adler, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Attorney-Advisor, Social Security Administration; private practice; Administrative (Chief) Commissioner of the District Court of Maryland for Carroll and Howard Counties; Commissioner of the District Court of Maryland for Harford County.

Other: Former Section Council Member, Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Maryland State Bar Association; Former Member (designee of the District Administrative Judge) Pro Bono Committee, Howard County Bar Association. Former President, Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Former Major (MD), Judge Advocate Corps; Maryland Dep’t of the Military; Former Editor-in-Chief, The Authority, a national housing law publication; Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court; Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (2nd-MD).

Susan H. Anderson, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland College Park; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Deputy Chief Hearing Examiner of Lower Appeals at Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Law Offices of Evangelous D. Sidou; Law Offices of David A. Sherbow.

Other: National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appeals Professionals.

Daniel Andrews, Administrative Law Judge

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Bruce C. Williams, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.

Legal Experience: Talbot County State’s Attorney Office; Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Office.

Other: Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

Dania Ayoubi, Administrative Law Judge

Georgetown University, A.B.; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Eric T. Washington, District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Legal Experience: Senior Counsel, Office of Regulations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Attorney Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

Other: National Association of Women Judges.

Rachael Barnett, Administrative Law Judge

Bryn Mawr College; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Assistant Attorney General (Maryland Office of the Attorney General).

Other: Maryland State Bar Association: Administrative Law Section Council, Bench-Bar Section Council; Baltimore County Bar Association; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Willis Gunther Baker, Administrative Law Judge

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes; Office of Administrative Hearings; Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Robert F. Barry Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland College Park; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

Kristin Blumer, Administrative Law Judge

Bucknell University, University of Baltimore School of Law

Legal Experience: Associate, Martin, Snyder & Bernstein, P.A.; Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office; Assistant Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department; Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office; Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department.

Jeffrey T. Brown, Administrative Law Judge

Pennsylvania State University; Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Robert H. Mason, Circuit Court for Prince George's County.

Legal Experience: Partner, Civil Litigation, DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Federal Bar for Maryland, the District of Columbia and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Member, Character Committee, Maryland State Bar Association.

Jana Corn Burch, Administrative Law Judge

University of Florida; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Alan M. Wilner, Court of Special Appeals.

Legal Experience: Venable, LLP.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

William Burnham, Administrative Law Judge

University of Baltimore School of Law

Clerkship: The Honorable Arrie W. Davis, Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Legal Experience: DLA Piper US LLP; Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC; The Yost Legal Group; Law Office of Steven H. Heisler, P.A.

Erin H. Cancienne, Administrative Law Judge

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Anthony D. Ragusa, Jr., 25th Judicial District Court of Louisiana

Legal Experience: Partner, DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher, and DeBlasis, LLP

Other: Prince George’s County Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association.

Kathleen A. Chapman, Administrative Law Judge

University of California, Irvine; University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Director of Legal Services at Heartly House; Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; Conklyn & Chapman; Quinn, McAuliffe & Dumais; Law Offices of J. Charles Smith III; solo practice; Cunningham & Associates; Law Offices of Joel DuBoff; FPLC: Student Director and Mediator, Alternative Resolution Program. 

Other: Bar Association of Frederick County, MD (BAFC); Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA); MSBA Board of Governors (BOG); BOG Executive Committee; MSBA COMMITTEES: Leadership Academy, Membership, Local & Specialty Bar, Delivery of Legal Services Council, Judicial Appointments, Public Awareness, Planning Retreat, and Resolution of Fee Disputes; MSBA SECTION COUNCILS: Administrative Law and State & Local Government; MYLAW (Maryland Youth and the Law); University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) Parent Advisory Council; Maryland People’s Law Library contributor; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ); Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (MAALJ).

Daily Record: Leadership in the Law Award; Frederick Magazine: #1 Attorney, Public Interest Law; MSBA: The David Hjortsberg Award; Fellow, The Maryland Bar Foundation; BAFC: James McSherry Memorial Award.

Sun E. Choi, Administrative Law Judge

University of Virginia, the McIntire School of Commerce, B.S.; American University, the Washington College of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Eugene N. Hamilton, Chief Judge of D.C. Superior Court

Prosecution: Office of the State’s Attorney, Frederick County, Maryland.

Bar Associations: Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of MD, former president.
Korean-American Bar Association of DC, former president.
Asian-American Bar Association of DC, former board member.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, former vice president of communications.
Maryland State Bar Association, member. 
Montgomery County Bar Association, member. 
Frederick County Bar Association, member.
National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, member.

Legal Experience: DC Metro Law, LLC, founding member and trial attorney; Special Appointments from the Republic of Korea; Ministry of Justice, Legal Research and Training Institute, Research Fellow and Lecturer. Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Expert Legal Advisor.

Other: Council of Korean-Americans, current pro bono General Counsel.

Michelle Cole, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable John Carroll Byrnes, Circuit Court for Baltimore City; The Honorable Thomas E. Noel, Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Legal Experience: Assistant Attorney General (Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division).

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary – Membership Committee; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland State Bar Association.

Emily Daneker, Administrative Law Judge

Franklin & Marshall College; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Deborah S. Eyler, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP.

Other: The Order of the Coif, Maryland Chapter.

Latonya B. Dargan, Administrative Law Judge

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Attorney, Gallagher, Evelius & Jones; Assistant States Attorney, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development-Code Enforcement Division.

Tracey Johns Delp, Administrative Law Judge

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Thomas E. Marshall, Circuit Court for Harford County.

Legal Experience: Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County – Senior Trial Assistant: District Court Division Supervisor; Domestic Violence Unit Division Supervisor; Harford County Family Justice Center Program Manager. Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City – Assistant State’s Attorney. Hertsch Gessner & Snee, PA – Associate Attorney.

Other: Harford County Bar Association – Executive Committee (2014-17), Committee on Judicial Nominations; Attorney Grievance Commission – Peer Review Committee.

Patricia DeMaio, Administrative Law Judge

Morgan State University; Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

Legal Experience: Deputy State's Attorney, Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City; Senior Attorney, Injured Workers' Insurance Fund/ Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company; Assistant State's Attorney, Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City; Legal Writing Instructor, Howard University School of Law; Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Other: Baltimore City Bar Association; Baltimore County Bar Association, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc.; Monumental City Bar Association

Lorraine E. Fraser, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland College Park; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association.

Alecia Frisby Trout, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, College Park; Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Maryland Legal Aid; Legal Aid of East Tennessee, student intern; Maryland Office of the Public Defender, student intern.

Other: Board Member and volunteer, Maryland Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership; American University Washington College of Law Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; CALM, Inc., volunteer mediator. Daily Record: Leadership in the Law Award

Teresa M Garland, Administrative Law Judge

University of Baltimore School of Law – 1983-1986. Juris Doctorate.

University of Maryland, College Park - 1979-1983. BA, Government and Politics.

2005-Present: Administrative Law Judge - Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.

2003-2005: Special Secretary - Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, State of Maryland, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich .

1994-2003: Chief, Child Abuse Division - Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County.

1991-1994: Chief, Family Violence Division - Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County.

1989-2003: Assistant State’s Attorney - Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County.

1987-1989: Associate Attorney - Law Offices of Miller, Fry and Protokowicz.

1986-1987: Judicial Law Clerk - The Honorable Broadnax Cameron, Jr.

1983-1986: Law Clerk - Law Offices of White, Mindel, Clark and Hill

2009 - Present: Member - National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

2009 - Present: Member - Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judges

2009 - Present: Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court

2007 - Present: Member - Ethics Committee: Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings

2005 - Present: Subject Matter Specialist - Child Abuse and Neglect: Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.

2004: Class Member/Graduate - Leadership Maryland, LMD Alumni Association.

2003-2004: Chair - Governor’s Council on the Relinquishment of Custody to Access Services to Children

2003-2005: Chair - Governor’s Sub-Cabinet for Children, Youth and Families

2003-2005: Cabinet Meeting Attendee - Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Administration

2002-2003: President - Harford County Bar Association

1998-2006: Board Member - Harford County Board of Education, Ethics Review Panel

1998-2004: Member - Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Panel

1991-1994: Board Member - Harford County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

1991-1994: Board Member - Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

1989-Present: Member - Maryland State Bar Association

1989-Present: Member - Harford County Bar Association

Jennifer Gresock, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Associate Chief Counsel to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration.

Tracee N. Hackett, Administrative Law Judge

Duke University; The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Montgomery County Public Schools; solo practitioner; Virginia Beach City Attorney's Office; City of Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office; Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (Winchester Office); City of Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services; Summer Law Intern-Baltimore County Office of the Public Defender.

Other: Howard County Bar Association

Syeetah Hampton-El, Administrative Law Judge

Johnson C. Smith University; Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.

Legal Experience: Assistant State’s Attorney, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, Senior Family Advocacy Attorney, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Director of Government Affairs, Maryland Multi-Housing Association.

Other: Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow, Monumental City Bar Association, Monumental City Bar Foundation, Attorney Grievance Commission – Peer Review Committee.

Harriet Helfand, Administrative Law Judge

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario; Drexel University; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, Trust Department, Maryland National Bank; Associate, Hyatt, Chep & Winegrad; Private Practice; Staff Attorney, OAH.

John Henderson, Administrative Law Judge

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Bachelor of Science, English Education; Howard University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Legal Experience: Private trial litigation practice, Principal Member; Craig & Henderson, LLC.

Other: Adjunct Law Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Chair and Co-Chair, Administrative Law Section; Member, Franklin J. Bourne Bar Association; United States Army Reserves; Life Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Jennifer Carter Jones, Administrative Law Judge

St. Mary’s College of Maryland; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Clifton J. Gordy, Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, OAH.

Other: The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys; National Association of Administrative Law Judges; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judges.

Ann C. Kehinde, Administrative Law Judge

McDaniel College; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

Other: Sign Language Interpreter; former appointee to the Maryland Judicial Conference's Task Force on Interpreters; former member of the Section for Delivery of Legal Services to the Underrepresented, MSBA.

Edward J. Kelley, Administrative Law Judge

Washington & Lee University, B.A.; University of Baltimore, M.A.; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable James A. Kenney, III, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe; Office of the Attorney General of Maryland - Criminal Appeals Division and Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services.

Geraldine Klauber, Administrative Law Judge

Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Attorney, DiNenna, Mann & Breschi; Hearing Officer, DLLR, Unemployment Insurance Division.

David H. Leibensperger, Administrative Law Judge

York College of Pennsylvania; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Attorney, Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP; Attorney, Thomas & Libowitz, PA; Attorney, Law Offices of Steven Heisler.

Other: Judicial Intern, Honorable Michael M. Galloway of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, Maryland; Law Clerk, Warnken, LLC; Heuisler Honor Society; Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society; Former President, Patterson Park Neighborhood Association; Bar Admissions: Maryland, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 John Leidig, Administrative Law Judge

University of Virginia; University of Virginia, J.D.

Legal Experience: Partner: Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler; Attorney: Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver; Attorney: Miles & Stockbridge.

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Robert B. Levin, Administrative Law Judge

McGill University; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Richard P. Gilbert, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Partner: Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler; Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman; Assistant Special Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary; Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department.

Other: Co-author with Hon. Paul W. Grimm, “Appeals from Administrative Agencies,” a chapter in “Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Fourth Edition.”

Tameika Lunn-Exinor, Administrative Law Judge

Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music; George Washington University School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Bonita J. Dancy, Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Legal Experience: Associate: Bonner, Kiernan, Trebach and Crociata; Staff Counsel: Law Offices of Joseph M. Jagielski (Travelers Insurance); Associate: Franklin & Prokopik, PC.

Other: Monumental City Bar Association and The Bar Association of Baltimore City, ADR Committee Member and Ethics Committee Member.

Patrick E Maher, Administrative Law Judge

Frostburg State College, University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable William R. Buchanan, Sr., Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

Legal Experience: Sole Practitioner, Patrick E. Maher, P.A.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association.

Marc H. Nachman, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Handler & Nachman, P.A.; Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly; Panel Member, Maryland Health Claims Arbitration Office (now Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office).

Other: Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (MAALJ); National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ); Baltimore County Bar Association; Federal Bar for United States District Court of Maryland (Inactive); Federal Bar for United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Mary land (Inactive).

Jennifer Nappier, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: Judicial Intern - The Honorable Michelle Hollar-Gregory, Superior Court of New Jersey.

Legal Experience: Hearing Examiner - Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation; Attorney - House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic; Law Clerk - Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. Coauthor/Coeditor Civil Practice & Procedure in the District Court of Maryland, (2010 Revised Edition); Environmental Matters Committee Clerk, Maryland House of Delegates.

Richard O’Connor, Administrative Law Judge

Georgetown University; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.; University of Maryland College Park, M.A.

Legal Experience: Howard County Assistant State’s Attorney; private practice.

Nicolas Orechwa, Administrative Law Judge

University of Iowa; Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Partner, Brodsky, Renehan, Pearlstein and Bouquet Chtd; Contractor, United States Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals; Contractor, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General; Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney for Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; Howard County Bar Association; Former Co-chair, Montgomery County Bar Association Administrative Law Section; Member, Howard County Animal Matters Hearing Board; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, Former Commissioner, Montgomery County Cable Compliance Commission; Former Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center; Former Volunteer Settlement Conference Attorney and Mediator, Maryland District Court ADR Program; Former Panel Member, Montgomery County Citizens' Review Panel for Children.

Michael Osborn, Administrative Law Judge

Monmouth College; Gonzaga University, J.D.

Legal Experience: Judge Advocate, Military Judge, United States Marine Corps.

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Nancy E. Paige, Administrative Law Judge

Barnard College; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Partner - Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger and Hollander.

Other: Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation.

Mary Pezzulla, Administrative Law Judge

Loyola University, Maryland; American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: House of Ruth Maryland, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Managing attorney.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association: Family and Juvenile Section Council Member (2018); Baltimore City Bar Association; Domestic Violence Cases: Handling Them Effectively in Maryland District and Circuit Court (Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence), 2017 Revised Edition, MSBA publication.

Joy L. Phillips, Administrative Law Judge

Milligan College; Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D.; St. Mary's Seminary Ecumenical Institute, MATh

Legal Experience: Office of the Public Defender in Florida, Maryland and Tennessee; Assistant District Attorney General in Tennessee; Legal Services Attorney in Florida.

Deborah S. Richardson, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland, College Park; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: Honorable Deborah K Chasanow, United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division; Associate, Zuckerman Spaeder.

Other: Former Adjunct Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law.

Krystin Richardson, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland Eastern Shore; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Assistant State's Attorney (Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office).

Denise Shaffer, Administrative Law Judge

Loyola University Maryland; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable John C. Eldridge, Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Legal Experience: Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division; Georgetown University School of Law, Prettyman Fellow.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association, member; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, member.

Susan A. Sinrod, Administrative Law Judge

Boston University; George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Partner, Sinrod & Sinrod, P.A.; General Counsel, Chesapeake Title & Escrow Services, Inc.

Other: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland State Bar Association; Virginia State Bar Association.

William J.D. Somerville III, Administrative Law Judge

Washington & Lee University; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Clerkships: The Honorable James N. Vaughn, The Honorable R. Russell Sadler, & The Honorable Diane G. Schulte, District Court of Maryland sitting in Howard County. The Honorable Raymond E. Beck, Sr., Circuit Court for Carroll County. The Honorable Edward O. Weant, Jr., Court of Special Appeals.

Legal Experience: Associate, Ridgely & Hanley.

Other: American Bar Association, Judicial Division; National Conference of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland State Bar Association; D.C. Bar Association; Baltimore County Bar Association (Bench/Bar Committee); National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Stephen W. Thibodeau, Administrative Law Judge

The University of Michigan-Flint, B.A.; The University of Texas at Austin, M.A.; College of William and Mary, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Karen A. Murphy-Jensen, Judge, Circuit Court for Caroline County

Legal Experience: Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Transportation Authority; Associate County Attorney, Prince George’s County, Maryland; Associate, Coan and Lyons; Associate, Lord and Whip, P.A.

Other: Maryland State Bar Association; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Leigh Walder, Administrative Law Judge

Towson University; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, OAH.

Other: Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judges; Maryland State Bar Association; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Brian Patrick Weeks, Administrative Law Judge

College of the Holy Cross; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Clerkship: The Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr., Court of Special Appeals

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, OAH; Special Assistant, Governor's Office; Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Other: Maryland State Bar Association; Founding Board Member, Bikemore; Maryland Association of Administrative Law Judges; National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.

Abena Y. Williams, Administrative Law Judge

Clark Atlanta University, B.S. in Biology; Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., Certificates in International Law and Mediation

Clerkship: Judicial Intern -The Honorable Judge Ivan Lemelle, US District Court, Eastern District Court of Louisiana; Judicial Intern - The Honorable Judge Charles Jones, Orleans Parish Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Legal Experience: Of Counsel Attorney - Patrick Henry, LLP; Staff Attorney and Senior Human Rights Attorney - Maryland Legal Aid; Supervising Attorney - Maryland Center for Legal Assistance/Maryland Legal Aid.

Other: Federal Bar, United States District Court of Maryland; Federal Bar, United States Bankruptcy Court; National Institutes of Health Academy Alumna.

Jocelyn L. Williams, Administrative Law Judge

State University of New York at Oswego; The Pennsylvania State University- Dickinson Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Supervising Attorney, Maryland Legal Aid

Other: The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys; member of NAALJ and MAALJ  

Jerome Woods, Administrative Law Judge

The George Washington University; The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Attorney; Maryland State Department of Education, Attorney.

Other: Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court; Everett J. Waring/Juanita Jackson Mitchell Law Society of Howard County. Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies School of Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Community College of Baltimore County.

Brian Zlotnick, Administrative Law Judge

University of Maryland College Park; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Legal Experience: Staff Attorney, OAH.