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Judge Tiffany Hanna Anderson Appointed Administrative Judge
for Prince George’s County District Court
(UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – June 5, 2014) District Court of Maryland Chief Judge John P. Morrissey has named Prince George’s County District Court Judge Tiffany Hanna Anderson as the new administrative judge for District 5, Prince George’s County. The appointment is effective June 5. Judge Anderson succeeds Judge Thomas J. Love, who is retiring after 17 years on the bench. Judge Love was appointed in June 1997, and has served as administrative judge since May 2007.
As administrative judge, Judge Anderson will oversee the administration of the court, budget and procurement functions, and trial calendars to ensure the expeditious disposition of cases.
Judge Anderson was appointed to the District Court of Maryland by Governor Martin O’Malley in August 2008. She serves on the Domestic Violence Subcommittee of the Judiciary’s Family Law Committee and the Criminal Law, Legislative, and Judicial Compensation Committees. Her assignments for District 5 have included domestic violence and criminal matters.
“In addition to being an accomplished jurist, Judge Anderson has the management skills that make her uniquely qualified to lead the District Court of Maryland in Prince George’s County,” Chief Judge Morrissey said. “I am also extremely grateful to Judge Love for his commitment to the Rule of Law and exemplary service to the people of Maryland.”
“I am honored to be chosen by Chief Judge Morrissey and I look forward to the challenge,” Judge Anderson said. “I want to thank Judge Love for his leadership, and I look forward to the opportunity to build on his example of dispensing justice to the citizens of Prince George’s County fairly, respectfully, efficiently, and courteously.”
Judge Anderson is the first woman and first African-American woman to serve as administrative judge for the Prince George’s County District Court.
Prior to her appointment to the District Court of Prince George’s County, Judge Anderson was a partner at the law firm of Funk & Bolton, P.A. Her concentration was local government law, litigation, government relations, and land use and zoning. She began her legal career as an associate with the law firm of Gabriel J. Christian and Associates. She also served as an assistant state’s attorney in Prince George’s County for four and a half years and then as legislative counsel and legislative director to the county executive for Prince George’s County.
Judge Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. In addition to her bar memberships, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of both Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Prince George’s, Inc.
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