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Our Sitting Judges of Prince George’s County

Judge Sean D. Wallace

JUDGE SEAN D. WALLACE

Judge Sean Wallace has been a resident of Prince George’s County for over 50 years. He grew up here, is a product of our public schools, and has committed his adult life and legal career to helping our community.

Judge Wallace has served on the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County since 2002. Before taking the bench, Judge Wallace served as the County Attorney for Prince George’s County, a position he was chosen for by Wayne K. Curry, the first African American to be elected as County Executive. As County Attorney, Judge Wallace oversaw the government’s legal operations and personally handled landmark litigation on behalf of our citizens.

The Women's Bar Association of Maryland recently recognized Judge Wallace's ``commitment to diversity and to the advancement of women and minorities.``

Judge Wallace is considered by many to be one of the best trial judges in Maryland. His colleagues elected him to head the Maryland Circuit Judges Association from 2009 to 2010, and he sits by special designation on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Judge Wallace is often asked to train other judges and is on the faculty of both the Maryland Judicial College and the New Trial Judges Orientation program. He also served as president of the American College of Business Court Judges from 2013 to 2014. The Women’s Bar Association of Maryland recently recognized Judge Wallace’s “commitment to diversity and to the advancement of women and minorities.”

Judge Robin Gill Bright

JUDGE ROBIN GILL BRIGHT

Prior to joining the Circuit Court bench, Judge Bright served as a judge on the District Court for Prince George’s County. During her tenure on the District Court, Judge Bright was that court’s civil coordinating judge where she collaborated with the judiciary and pro bono organizations in developing procedures to increase access to justice for civil litigants. Judge Bright is a dedicated and active member of the judiciary, taking on leadership roles, and serving as a member of the judiciary faculty.

Judge Bright is dedicated to community service and has served the citizens of Prince George's County for over 20 years.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Bright served Prince George’s County as an Assistant State’s Attorney for eight years prosecuting serious sexual assaults, child abuse, and homicide cases. Judge Bright later joined the County Attorney’s Office and represented Prince George’s County in civil matters as an Associate County Attorney for four years. She also spent time in private practice focusing in the areas of civil litigation and corporate law.

Judge Bright earned a degree in accounting from Niagara University and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University. Before becoming a lawyer, Judge Bright worked as an accountant for ten years. She continued working while attending law school in the evenings at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (formerly, University of Maryland School of Law) where she obtained her law degree.

Judge Bright is an active volunteer in the community. She is personally involved with Donate Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by registering individuals to become organ, tissue, and eye donors; and Path to Greatness, a charitable organization that inspires youth volunteerism. Judge Bright lives in the County with her husband.  She has two children.

Judge Tiffany H. Anderson

JUDGE TIFFANY H. ANDERSON

Judge Tiffany Anderson was appointed as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in 2016, after serving eight years as a judge on the District Court for Prince George’s County. In 2014, Judge Anderson became the first African American woman in the State of Maryland to be appointed as an Administrative Judge of a District Court. As Administrative Judge from 2014-2016, Judge Anderson served as the Chief Judge for that District responsible for the administration of the court, including managing budget and procurement functions, overseeing 17 judges and over 200 staff members, as well as managing trial calendars to ensure the expeditious disposition of cases.

In 2014, Judge Anderson became the first African American woman in the State of Maryland to be appointed as an Administrative Judge of a District Court.

Before serving nearly a decade as a judge in Prince George’s County, Judge Anderson was a Partner at the law firm of Funk & Bolton, P.A, and the Managing Partner of the firm’s Largo, Maryland office. Her practice concentrated on matters involving local government law, civil litigation, government relations, and land use and zoning. Judge Anderson also served on the firm’s Executive Committee and headed the firm’s Diversity Committee.

After beginning her legal career as an associate with the law firm of Gabriel J. Christian and Associates, focusing on general civil and criminal litigation, personal injury, and family law matters, Judge Anderson went on to spend several years of her career in public service in Prince George’s County. For nearly five years, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County. Prior to joining the State’s Attorney’s Office, Judge Anderson served first as Legislative Counsel and later as the Legislative Director to the County Executive for Prince George’s County for matters before the Maryland General Assembly.

Judge Anderson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of both Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Prince George’s, in addition to her many bar memberships. She has been the recipient of a prestigious Leadership in Law Award and has been involved with the Maryland State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program since 2004, as well as being the Largo High School Mock Trial Attorney Coach for many years. Judge Anderson resides in Prince George’s County with her husband, daughter, and identical twin sons.

Judge William A. Snoddy

JUDGE WILLIAM A. SNODDY

Judge William A. Snoddy was appointed to the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland in December 2016.

Raised in Prince George’s County, Judge Snoddy is the proud product of Prince George’s County public schools.

Before joining the bench, Judge Snoddy devoted his legal career to public service. For six years, Judge Snoddy served as Deputy County Attorney for Prince George’s County, where he managed the Office of Law’s litigation and adult and child welfare sections. He also served Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties as an associate county attorney handling labor and employment matters and representing the counties and their employees in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Early in his legal career, Judge Snoddy represented children who were the victims of abuse and neglect, and juveniles in delinquency cases.

Raised in Prince George’s County, Judge Snoddy is the proud product of Prince George’s County public schools. After graduating from Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Judge Snoddy went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, and a law degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Judge Snoddy lives in Laurel with his wife and their two daughters.

PETER K. KILLOUGH

Peter K. Killough was appointed as an Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Prince George & County in 2017. Judge Killough is a military veteran with nearly three decades of legal experience and a demonstrated record of public service in Maryland and Prince George’s County.

Judge Killough is a military veteran with a demonstrated record of public service in Maryland and Prince George's County.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Killough served the citizens of Maryland and Prince George’s County for more than nine years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. At the Office of the Attorney General, Judge Killough served as the People’s Insurance Counsel, where he fought to protect Maryland insurance consumers in court, as well as before the Maryland General Assembly. Judge Killough also served as the Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he led a team of lawyers who prosecuted professionals and companies who committed Medicaid fraud, including doctors and nurses who illegally prescribed controlled substances. During his tenure as Director, Judge Killough made it a priority to criminally prosecute healthcare workers and others who abused and exploited vulnerable adults in nursing homes, board and care facilities, and adult daycares. He was also instrumental in creating the Attorney General’s Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program, a program that gives paid internships to African-American and other diverse law students who demonstrate devotion to public service.

Prior to dedicating himself to public service in Maryland, Judge Killough spent nearly 20 years litigating complex commercial cases in a private law firm and later served as an in-house attorney at the Ford Motor Company. Judge Killough is also a veteran of the United States Army and served his country on active duty as an infantry officer overseas and as an Army Ranger.  In his personal time, Judge Killough enjoys giving back to his community. He is actively involved in Charm City Youth Lacrosse, a program designed to help underserved youth access educational opportunities through athletics and with The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, an organization that serves children and families living in homeless shelters.

Judge Killough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Judge Killough lives in Hyattsville with his wife Jamila and their two young children. He also has two adult children who are away at college.

Judy Lynn Woodall

Judge Judy Lynn Woodall has served the citizens of Prince George’s County, Maryland for twenty-three years. Upon graduation from Howard University School of Law, Judge Woodall began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for Prince George’s County and shortly thereafter the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County. Judge Woodall served as a legislative and legal assistant to Alexander Williams, Jr., the first African American elected as State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County. During her tenure with the State’s Attorney’s Office, Judge Woodall prosecuted criminal cases and was later promoted to the position of chief of the narcotics unit. Judge Woodall’s legal career also included time in private practice with the law firm of Regan Associates, Chartered. As staff attorney and managing attorney, Judge Woodall represented union members throughout the Washington-Metropolitan area in the family, criminal, immigration and bankruptcy law matters.

Judge Woodall mentors young lawyers and assists with their preparation for the Maryland Bar exam.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Woodall served, for the past fifteen years, as a family Magistrate in Prince George’s County. Judge Woodall has served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Howard University School of Law, since 1995. She currently teaches a Family Law Practice course.

Judge Woodall is an active member of both State and County Bar Associations and coordinated the Maryland State Bar Association Mock Trial Program and Law Day program for three years. Judge Woodall continues to volunteer for the Maryland State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program and Teen Court Program. Judge Woodall mentors young lawyers and assists with their preparation for the Maryland Bar exam. Judge Woodall has been a resident of Prince George’s County for more than thirty years.