During a private ceremony held Sunday evening, Stephanie Agli Gallagher was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Judge Gallagher previously served with distinction as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland for over eight years. Prior to her appointment as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, Judge Gallagher worked in private practice and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland. Judge Gallagher received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. Following law school, Judge Gallagher clerked for then-Chief U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz of the District of Maryland.
The President nominated Judge Gallagher on May 21, 2019, to fill the vacancy created when the Honorable William D. Quarles, Jr. retired from the bench. The Senate confirmed Judge Gallagher’s nomination on September 11, 2019. Judge Gallagher will remain assigned to the United States Courthouse in Baltimore. A formal investiture will be held at a later date in the Baltimore Courthouse.