L. ROBERT COOPER, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, since May 30, 2008. Member, Public Defender Regional Advisory Board no. 1 (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County), 2009-. Member, Committee on Civil Procedures, District Court of Maryland, 2012-.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1987-96 (juvenile division, 1987-89; misdemeanor jury trial division, 1989-91; felony trial division, 1991-95; felony narcotics unit, 1995-96). Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1999-2008 (felony trial division, 1999-2005; district court division, 2005-06; attorney trainer, training division, 2006-08).

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 19, 1961. Attended Hofstra University, 1979-81; George Washington University, B.A. (american literature), 1983; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986. Law clerk to Judge Hilary D. Caplan, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1986-87. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Associate, Cooper & Tuerk, L.L.C., 1996-99. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1987- (working committee on ethics, 2001-03); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1987-; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1987-96; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1999-2003. Board of Directors, William S. Baer School, 2000-. Volunteer, Baltimore City Teen Court Program, 2001-; Alternative Directions, Inc., 2007-; University of Baltimore Law Alumni Society, 2007-. Outstanding Assistant Public Defender of the Year, 2000. Adult Volunteer of the Year, Baltimore Teen Court, 2003. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association & Citizenship Related Education Program for the Schools of Maryland, 2003.

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