Judge Brown is a 2004 graduate of the George Washington University Law School and a member of the Maryland Bar since December 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and was a Life Sciences scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park.
After graduating from law school, Judge Brown was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland (retired). After her clerkship, she worked at a general practice firm handling family law and estate cases before opening her own law practice.
After closing her practice, she joined the State’s Attorney’s Office in Charles County as an Assistant State’s Attorney, where she represented the state in child support and paternity establishment and enforcement cases.
Judge Brown was previously the Executive Director at the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland, where she worked with newly admitted attorneys on mentoring opportunities and developed professionalism course curricula for attorneys and judges as well as other initiatives that promote civility in the legal field.
Before being appointed as a Circuit Court judge, she was a Family Magistrate in the Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland handling juvenile cases and domestic relations actions, including divorce, alimony, property, custody, and child support.
Judge Brown has served on the Board of Governors for the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and as co-chair for the MSBA Leadership Academy. Currently, she is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Local and Specialty Bar Committee for the MSBA. She is also a member of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association, past President of the Prince George’s County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association, a former member of the Women’s Bar Association’s Judicial Nominating Committee, and former secretary of the National Association of Women Judges for the State of Maryland.
Judge Brown’s education and community experience has earned her recognition by the Daily Record as a Leader in the Law in 2022, as Generation J.D. (Juris Doctorate) and as a Leading Woman and VIP Leader in 2017 and 2018; by her alma mater, George Washington University’s Black Alumni Association, which bestowed an Impact Award on her for her legal and community service.
Judge Brown continues to serve on the bench using her knowledge of courtroom management and interpersonal skills to ensure justice is served in Charles County. Judge Brown believes that even with a plethora of experience, there is always room to learn and grow. She continues to learn from her mentors while also serving as a mentor to younger attorneys in the community.
Because of her experience, integrity, and compassion, let’s keep Judge Monise Brown on the Charles County Circuit Court.
First as a Family Magistrate and now as a judge of the Circuit Court of Charles County, Judge Monise Brown has earned a well-deserved reputation for treating all parties in her courtroom with compassion, courtesy, and respect.
For a Circuit Court judge, ensuring that justice is carried out and that the laws are faithfully executed are the most important tasks. In Judge Brown’s courtroom, all litigants can expect to be heard in a spirit of dignity and honesty, and she will faithfully adhere to a judge’s responsibility to balance service to the people of Charles County while respecting the rights of all individuals who appear before her.
Compassion requires patience. It also requires avoiding bias and snap judgments about people before they had a chance to have a fair hearing. Judge Brown is committed to continuing legal education courses that address diversity, inclusion, equity, and implicit bias management in the courtroom so that no one is treated in a way that makes them feel that they did not have a chance to be heard.
It’s a difficult task, requiring compassion as well as experience and integrity. It starts by dealing with individuals fairly and directly. It’s what people expect in a judge.
Because of her experience, integrity, and compassion let’s keep Judge Monise Brown on the Charles County Circuit Court.
Integrity is the sense that a person will do the right thing even when it’s difficult. It’s a trait that residents of Charles County expect in a judge. It is why we need to keep Judge Monise Brown as a judge of the Circuit Court in Charles County.
As a Family Magistrate and as a judge, she has demonstrated an exceptional level of integrity in the conduct of all vital issues of law that have come before her. A judge’s job isn’t to ensure a winner or act as an advocate; that’s for prosecutors, public defenders, and other attorneys. A judges’ job is to have integrity that is beyond reproach as they conduct cases according to rules and procedures that are fair to all litigants—and then apply the law.
Judge Brown has quickly earned a well-deserved reputation for integrity, treating all litigants with fairness, empathy, and respect. Because of her experience, integrity, and compassion, let’s keep Judge Monise Brown on the Charles County Circuit Court.