The Hon. Karla N. Smith
Montgomery County Circuit Court
Judge Karla N. Smith has spent her career working for the protection or women and children. Smith was appointed to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County in December 2014 after serving for two years on the District Court of Maryland. Before that, she was a prosecutor for more than 15 years. She also served for five years as chief of the Family Violence Division of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Among her professional accomplishments, Smith gathered a group of prosecutors and child advocates from across the state to lobby for a criminal child neglect law, which passed in 2011.