Judy Lynn Woodall currently serves as an associate judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit, Prince George’s County, Maryland. A product of New York City public schools, Judge Woodall received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. After a brief hiatus, Judge Woodall attended Howard University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 1986. Judge Woodall began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for Prince George’s County and shortly thereafter the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County. Judge Woodall served as a legislative and legal assistant to Alexander Williams, Jr., the first elected African American State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County.
During her tenure with the State’s Attorney’s Office, Judge Woodall prosecuted criminal cases and was ultimately promoted to Chief of the Narcotics Unit. Judge Woodall’s legal career includes the private practice of law with Regan Associates, Chartered and appointment as Family Magistrate for Prince George’s County. Judge Woodall has served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law since 1995. Judge Woodall is an active member of both State and County Bar Associations and enjoys her participation with Teen Court and Maryland State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program.