At 34 years old, Monise Brown was appointed magistrate to the Maryland Judiciary in the Circuit Court for Charles County. She is among the youngest to earn this achievement and is also the first African American to be named magistrate in the history of Charles County.
Throughout her legal career, after earning her Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School, Brown has focused on leadership and professionalism.
She developed programs to train judges and attorneys in courtroom decorum, judicial temperament, and civility. She also administered a statewide mentoring program for newly admitted attorneys. Though she has experience in private and solo practice, her work as a magistrate is what is most rewarding, she says.
“The amount of responsibility, hard work, intellect and role modeling that comes with the position is a true honor. I love family law and helping people find resolutions to their family challenges,” Brown says.
She is the 2017 recipient of the Edward F. Shea, Jr. Award, given to attorneys who exemplify professionalism, civility, integrity, compassion and commitment to public service.