Hon. Danielle M. Mosley
In 2006, Danielle M. Mosley became the first African American female appointed to serve as an Associate Judge for the Seventh District Court in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She is currently serving in her second ten-year term having been appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
The District Court has no juries; each case is heard and decided by a judge. The Court has jurisdiction in minor civil and criminal matters, landlord-tenant cases, replevin actions, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors, certain felonies, and small claims.
Danielle attended the Key School in Annapolis and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in international relations in 1989. She earned a J.D. from the Washington and Lee University, School of Law in 1992. While in law school, she was president of the 3rd-year class; a member of the executive board of the Student Bar Association; on the Student Conduct Committee; and a member of the mock trial team and the Black Law Students Association. She also won an American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy and was a semi-finalist in the national Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.
Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1993, Judge Mosley worked as a law clerk for lawyers and judges from 1992-1995, before becoming an associate in a law firm. From 1995-2000, she was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County. Next, she worked as an attorney in the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General from 2000-2001. In 2006 until her appointment to the District Court, she went back to being an Assistant State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County.
Judge Mosley is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and served on their Board of Governors. She also served a term as the President of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association in 2009.
Judge Mosley is very involved in the Anne Arundel County community, and she has been recognized for her community involvement. Among the organizations she has worked with are the Board of Directors of the Symphony Orchestra, Scholarship for Scholars, a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to top performing high school seniors who reside in Anne Arundel County, the Annapolis Area Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Board of Directors of the Banneker-Douglass Museum.
Her contributions have been recognized with several awards and commendations.