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Susan Souder

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Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since May 13, 2002

The Honorable Susan Souder was born in Washington, DC, September 20, 1956. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (history), cum laude, in 1978 and from Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., with honors, in 1981.

She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1981.

Other Professional Highlights

  • Civil trial attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-85
  • Special U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Los Angelos, 1983
  • Inquiry Panel, 1987-92, and Review Board, 1993-96, Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Partner, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, 1985-94
  • Partner, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, 1994-97
  • Solo practitioner, 1997-2002

Professional Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association (chair, board of governors, 1992-93; president, Maryland chapter, 1995-96)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (litigation section council, 1997-)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Pro bono committee, 1997-99
  • Solo & small firm practice committee, 1997-
  • Alternate dispute resolution committee, 1999- (chair, 2001-02)
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, 1993-94)
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 14th Commission District (Baltimore City), 1995-99
  • Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000
  • Civil mediator, Baltimore County and Baltimore City Circuit Courts

Other Memberships

  • Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, 1989-
  • Sergeants Inn, 1991- (master sergeant, 1997-98)
  • Member, Executive Women's Network, 1985-2001 (president, 1992)
  • Network 2000, 1996-2001 (recording secretary, 2000-01)
  • Community Partnership Board, National Federation of the Blind, 1999-2001
  • Member, Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, 2000-
  • Charter member, Catonsville Sunrise Club, Rotary International (vice-president, 2001)

Noted Citations

  • Outstanding Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1984
  • Twenty-Seven Future Business Leaders in Baltimore, Baltimore Magazine, 1993
  • Forty People Under Forty Having an Impact on Baltimore, Baltimore Business Journal, 1993
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 1997, 1999

Biographical material courtesy of the Maryland Manual On-Line.

Revised April 4, 2014

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