Rosalyn Tang becomes first Asian American, youngest woman appointed to Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Maryland governor Larry Hogan appointed Montgomery County attorney Rosalyn Tang to the Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday.
  • Tang is the first Asian American and the youngest woman to serve on Maryland’s second-highest court.
  • She is replacing Judge Steven B. Gould, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in September.

Rosalyn Tang, 41, has been appointed as the first Asian American and the youngest woman to serve on Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals.

Appointment

Tang was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday to replace Judge Steven B. Gould, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in September, according to the Baltimore Sun.

She has previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable S. Michael Pincus and Honorable Eric M. Johnson of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. She also served as an assistant state’s attorney with the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County and was an associate county attorney with the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County.  

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“Rosalyn has achieved many accomplishments in her years serving Maryland’s legal system, and I am proud to appoint her to the Court of Special Appeals,” Hogan said in a statement.

Tang is replacing Judge Steven B. Gould after he was appointed to the Court of Appeals in September.

Experience

Tang graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, cum laude, where she was a staff editor for the SMU Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Prior to that, she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology, cum laude, from Duke University.

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Tang has been a lawyer with the Rockville, Maryland, firm Miles & Stockbridge for almost seven and a half years. She was an associate for over six years before becoming a principal and has represented businesses and private clients in commercial litigation and family cases. She has also defended “title insurance companies, their agents, and insureds in local and appellate courts.”

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