United States Attorney Announces the Appointment of Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Maddox to Serve as a Federal Magistrate Judge in Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland – United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Maddox has been appointed to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  He will sit in Baltimore, Maryland.

U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron said, “Matthew’s appointment is a reflection of his tremendous service to the United States Attorney’s Office and I am excited that he will be continuing in public service as a federal judge.  Matthew is a uniquely talented and dedicated public servant, whose intellect and commitment to helping others are no doubt why he was selected for the federal bench.  Matthew joins a distinguished group of Maryland United States Attorney’s Office alumni who have gone on to serve as judges at both the state and federal level.” 

Mr. Maddox has served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2015.  In this capacity, Mr. Maddox prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, including human trafficking, child exploitation, identity theft, financial fraud, bank robbery, and a variety of other federal offenses.  In 2017, Mr. Maddox received an award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Outstanding Contribution to a Law Enforcement Initiative.  Mr. Maddox has served as the Office’s Identity Theft Coordinator since 2018 and Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Section since 2020.

Mr. Maddox was born and raised in Maryland.  He graduated summa cum laude from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he majored in philosophy and religious studies.  After receiving his B.A. degree, Mr. Maddox was a Fulbright Scholar and taught high school through the Teach for America program.  Mr. Maddox received his J.D. degree from the Yale Law School in 2011.

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Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Maddox served as law clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  From October 2012 to August 2014, Mr. Maddox worked as a litigation associate at the law firm of Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C.  From August 2014 to August 2015, Mr. Maddox served as law clerk to the Honorable André M. Davis, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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