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Bar admissions

  • Maryland State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Bar

Education Duke University School of Law – Durham, NC Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1999

  • Duke Law Merit Scholar
  • Duke Law Certificate for Pro Bono Service
  • Legal Research & Writing Class, Teaching Assistant
  • Criminal Law Society, President
  • Dean’s Advisory Council, Member
  • Orange County Public Defender, Research Assistant
  • Black Law School Association, Member & Webmaster

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ Bachelor of Arts, History/Political Science, High Honors, 1996

  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History Honors Society)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science Honors Society)
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Dean’s List (1993-1996)
  • The Daily Targum Newspaper, Editorial Columnist
  • Minority Mentor Program, Mentor & Tutor
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Undergraduate Associate

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • Member (2002 to Present), District of Columbia Bar
  • Member (2008 to Present), Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Attorney Panel Member (2008 to Present), D.C. Superior Court Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Committee Member (2016 to Present), D.C. Superior Court Criminal Rules Advisory Committee (chosen to sit on advisory committee to advise and comment on changes to D.C. Superior Court’s Criminal Rules)
  • Committee Member (2009  to 2011, 2017 to Present), Advisory Committee to Judicial Committee on D.C. Superior Court Criminal Justice Act Panel Admissions
  • Committee Member (2009), D.C. Superior Court Attorney Practice Standards for Criminal Defense Representation Committee
  • D.C. Superior Court Judicial Training on D.C. Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court Case Updates of 2012, 2013, 2014 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) (invited to be part of Panel which provided judicial training to Criminal Division Judges regarding relevant appellate decisions; provided commentary on a variety of cases)
  • Delegate Member (2011, 2013), D.C. Judicial and Bar Conference (invited by D.C. Superior Court Presiding Judge of Criminal Division on two occasions to attend and participate in annual conference as delegate member)
  • Defense Attorney Panel Member (2014 to 2016), U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel (selected from pool of applicants based upon prior criminal defense experience and other qualifications to be appointed to represent individuals charged in Maryland federal courts with felonies; resigned from Panel due to scheduling difficulties)

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