Judge Morris

5th Judicial Circuit Associate Judge

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Associate Judge appointed October 2018.


  • National Security Agency, Office of General Counsel
  • Maryland Office of the Attorney General
  • Butler McKeon & Associates
  • Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
  • YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
  • The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
  • The Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, Circuit Court for Baltimore City


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, May 2002
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Health Care Law and Policy; 2000-2002
    • Constitutional Law Research Assistant, Professor Taunya Banks, 2000-2002
    • Teaching Assistant, Professor Thomas E. Perez; 2002
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 1999

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2004-2006; 2015-2016, 2018-2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 2002-2019
    • Committee on Laws, Member, 2013-2019
    • Budget and Finance Committee, Member, 2014-2018
    • MSBA, Board of Governors Member, 2009-2011, 2012-2014, 2018-2019
    • Bar Admissions Task Force, Member, 2014
    • Leadership Academy, Mentor/Committee Member, 2011-2014
    • Special Committee on Civics and Law, Committee Member/Lecturer, 2011-2014
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Committee Member, 2010-2014
    • Long Range Planning Committee, Committee Member, 2007-2014
    • Young Lawyers Section Chair, 2012-2013
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2014-2019
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2010-2019
  • Bar Association Insurance Trust, Board Member, 2012-2013
  • Pro Bono Resource Center, Board Member, 2012-2013
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Member, 2004-2005
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2005-2007
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member, 2003-2004
  • Court of Appeals Bar Admissions Task Force, Co-Chair Character and Fitness Working Group, 2013-2014
  • Mentor, University of Maryland Law Student, 2012-2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Office of the State’s Attorney Anne Arundel County’s Law Day, Speaker, 2018
  • Mock Trial Program: The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks, Program Chair, 2017
  • Committee Member/Lecturer, MSBA Special Committee on Civics and Law, 2011-2014
  • Co-Creator with University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, and the Pro Bono Resource Center to create Pro Bono Connection, a program that provided recent graduates practical legal skills, training, and mentoring, 2012-2013
  • Community Law in Action- Mentor to Baltimore City high school students and Chair/Speaker of the “We the Jury Program”, 2008-2013
  • Take Charge: American Bar Association/Girl Scouts Pilot Bullying and Dating Violence Over-night Program for at risk teens, Pasadena, Maryland, Contributor, Speaker, & Mock Trial Coach, 2007
  • Maryland Court of Appeals New Admittee Swearing in Ceremony, 2005, 2007
  • Community Law in Action, Shadow Day at Northwestern High School, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005


  • Recipient, Practitioner of the Year, University of Maryland, Francis Carey School of Law, Black Law Students Association, 2019
  • Recipient, Voice for Justice Award, Fannie Angelos Program for Excellence, 2018
  • Recipient, National Security Agency Executive Director Coin, 2018
  • Recipient, National Security Agency Executive Director Coin, 2017
  • Recipient, Edward F. Shea, Jr. Professionalism Award from the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2014