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Jerrolyn Patricia Wilson Smoot, American federal commissioner, lawyer. Bar: Maryland 1989, Maryland Court Appeals 1989, United States District Court (district Maryland) 1990, District of Columbia 2001, District of Columbia Court Appeals 2001. Named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women, Maryland Daily Record, 2008; recipient Special Achievement award, United States Department Justice, 1998, Victims of Crime award, 1998.

Background

Smoot, Jerrolyn Patricia Wilson was born in 1964 in Brooklyn.

Education

Bachelor in English and Sociology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1985. Juris Doctor, Catholic University Columbus School Law, Washington, 1988.

Career

Desk clerk Clifton Trust Bank, Cockeysville, Maryland, 1985. Library assistant Catholic University, 1986. Legal intern Women's Legal Defense Fund, Washington, 1986, District of Columbia Law Revision Commission, 1987.

Law clerk McCants & Gerald, PC, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1987, Law Offices James H. Taylor, Landover, 1988. Judicial law clerk to Honorary Susan R. Holmes Winfield Superior Court District of Columbia, 1988—1989. Associate Allen, Johnson, Alexander & Karp, Washington, 1989—1990.

Assistant public defender Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1990—1994, deputy state's attorney, 2002—2010. Assistant United States attorney for District of Columbia United States Department Justice, Washington, 1994—2002, commissioner United States Parole Commission, since 2010.

Achievements

  • Bar: Maryland 1989, Maryland Court Appeals 1989, United States District Court (district Maryland) 1990, District of Columbia 2001, District of Columbia Court Appeals 2001.

Membership

Volunteer Girl Scouts Central Maryland, 2005—2009. Past member Maryland Bar Association, Women's Bar Association Maryland, Black Women's Bar Association. Board directors Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2004—2008, Community Advocates Family & Youth, Capital Heights, Maryland, since 2006.

Member of Prince George's County Bar Association, National Black Prosecutor's Association (board directors Eastern region since 2006), Maryland State's Attorney's Association, United States Attorney's Association, J. Franklin Bourne Bar Association.