Judge Myshala E. Middleton
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Middleton worked as an Assistant Chief Counsel in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During her tenure, Judge Middleton handled removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review along with other special assignments. Judge Middleton was recognized in 2020 with an Office of Principal Legal Advisor Principal Legal Advisor Award for her work. In addition to her job with DHS Judge Middleton served as a Member of the Baltimore City Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Middleton served as an Assistant Attorney General of Maryland in the Contract Litigation Unit and in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. She prosecuted people for Medicaid fraud, and for abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults throughout the State.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Middleton served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City. She was awarded with the Alexander Yankelove Award in recognition of her exemplary civility and professionalism.
Prior to attending law school, Judge Middleton lived in New York City where she worked in the private sector.
Judge Middleton is an active member of the legal community. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Bar Association of Baltimore City and is a Past-President of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland. Judge Middleton is a member of the Monumental City Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), a past Leadership Academy Fellow for the MSBA, and a Fellow of the Baltimore Bar Foundation.
Judge Middleton is an active member in the community. She currently serves as the President of the Samaritan Community – an organization in Bolton Hill with over 40 years of providing services to people in crisis. Judge Middleton is also a member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. In 2015, Judge Middleton was recognized by The Maryland Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Leading Women under 40. She has also volunteered her time with Reading Partners, My Sister’s Place, and the CollegeBound Foundation.
Judge Middleton attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. She then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and received her Juris Doctorate. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in blank. Judge Middleton began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lynn Stewart Mays. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, bike riding, wine tastings, and DIY furniture rehab projects.