During a private ceremony held this morning, Matthew J. Maddox was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Judge Maddox previously served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland since February 2022. Prior to his appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge, Judge Maddox worked in private practice and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for over six years in the District of Maryland. Judge Maddox received his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University and his law degree from the Yale Law School. Following law school, Judge Maddox served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as the Honorable Andre M. Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The President nominated Judge Maddox on March 21, 2023, to fill the vacancy created when the Honorable Paul W. Grimm retired as a United States District Judge. The Senate confirmed Judge Maddox’s nomination on October 31, 2023, and President Biden signed his commission on November 3, 2023. Judge Maddox will be assigned to the United States Courthouse in Baltimore.