Marilyn Mosby is Baltimore City’s newly elected State’s Attorney. She is the youngest chief prosecutor of any major city in America.
After graduating from Boston College Law School, Mosby joined the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. After five months of service as an Assistant State’s Attorney, she was promoted to Supervisor of the Early Resolution Court where she managed and trained newly sworn prosecutors and support staff on courtroom decorum and docket management. By 2011, Mosby had advanced from District Court to the General Trial Division, where she prosecuted some of the most heinous felonies in the state.
Driven by her love for courtroom litigation and the desire to diversify her legal experience, Marilyn left the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and began working as Field Counsel for a major Insurance Company. In just three months’ time, Mosby was promoted to the Special Investigation Unit of the company, where she investigated and defended against fraudulent insurance claims throughout the state of Maryland.
Mosby, an inner-city Boston native, is a first-generation college graduate. She graduated, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University. That same year, she was awarded the Council On Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship.
Mosby has been an avid public servant her entire life. She clerked at several highly-esteemed governmental agencies, including the United States Attorneys Office in both Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. She also clerked in the Homicide Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston.
Since the 2014 legislative session, Mosby has lobbied local and state lawmakers to introduce language that brings Maryland sexual assault law into line with federal law. The legislation would allow prosecutors in sexual assault cases to introduce the prior sex crimes of the accused into evidence for juries to consider.
As an active member in her profession and community, Marilyn has served in a number of leadership positions on several committees and boards including: the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission (2012), the Judicial Nomination Committee for the Monumental Bar Association, the NAACP (Baltimore Branch) Criminal Justice Committee.
She was named twice, in 2013 and 2014, as one of the Baltimore Sun’s 50 Women to Watch; Baltimore Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2014; and the Daily Record’s 2013, Leading Women.
Marilyn Mosby lives in West Baltimore and is the proud mother of two daughters. She is married to Nick J. Mosby, 7th District Baltimore City Councilman.