Marilyn Mosby is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City and currently works as a civil litigator. Born and raised in the inner-city of Boston, Massachusetts, Marilyn was a student participant in the nationally renowned school desegregation program, Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO). After graduating with honors from Dover-Sherborn Regional High School in Dover, MA., Marilyn received a Presidential Scholarship to Tuskegee University in Alabama.
In 2002, Marilyn became a first-generation college graduate when she graduated, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. That same year, she was honorably selected to attend the six- week Council On Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) Summer Institute at Michigan State-Detroit College of Law, and was, thereafter, a three-year recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship. In 2005, Marilyn earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Boston College Law School.
While in law school Marilyn proved to be an avid public servant. In addition to clerking at several highly- esteemed governmental agencies, including the US Attorney's Office in both Boston, MA and Washington D.C., and the Homicide Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, Marilyn served within the capacity of the Northeast Regional 2nd Vice Chair of the Black Law Students Association and was also a recipient of the Massachusetts Black Judges Association Book Award.
In 2005, Marilyn pursued her passion for justice over money and joined the Baltimore City State Attorney's Office where she expeditiously worked her way up the ranks. After a mere five months of service as an Assistant State's Attorney, she was promoted from an entry level prosecutor to the Supervisor of the Early Resolution Court, where she managed and trained newly sworn district court prosecutors and support staff on proper courtroom decorum and docket management. In six short years, Marilyn advanced from District Court to Misdemeanor to the General Trial Division, where she prosecuted of some of the most heinous felons 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 Liberty Mutual Insurance. After a mere three months of successfully litigating civil cases in both District and Circuit Court, she was promoted to the Special Investigation Unit, where she currently evaluates, investigates, and defends against fraudulent insurance claims throughout the state of Maryland.
Honorably appointed to the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission in 2012, Marilyn also currently serves as a committee member of the Judicial Nomination Committee for the Monumental Bar Association. She is an active member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Young Democrats, and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and serves as Co-Chair Criminal Justice Committee-NAACP Baltimore Branch. In 2013, she was nominated by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings- Blake to serve on the Baltimore City Environmental Control Board. She was also named one of the Baltimore Sun's 2013 50 Women to Watch, Baltimore Magazine's 2014 "40 Under 40" and the Daily Record's 2013 Leading Women. Marilyn also has a heart for youth. She is a Board Advisor and Treasurer for the Christian School of Dance, LLC where she mentors adolescent girls. Marilyn Mosby lives in West Baltimore and is the proud mother of two daughters and the doting wife of Nick J. Mosby, 7th District Baltimore City Councilman.