Prince George’s County District Judge Lisa A. Hall Johnson was named administrative judge for District 5, made effective Jan. 13. Johnson succeedes Judge Tiffany H. Anderson who was elevated to the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County earlier last month.

Johnson was appointed to the district court in July 2013, where she is currently the domestic violence coordinating judge and is active with the Leadership Academy of the Maryland State Bar Association. Prior to her appointment, Johnson was the director of litigation at Washington Gas Light Company.

Having earned her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, Johnson was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2001. That same year, she began her legal career at McDermott, Will and Emery as a litigation associate who represented major trading and investment banks.

“We rely on skilled, dedicated leaders to help the judiciary fulfill its important mission to provide fair, effective and efficient justice for all in Maryland and are fortunate indeed to be able to call upon Judge Hall Johnson to lead District 5,” Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, said. “I look forward to Judge Hall Johnson’s contributions to the judiciary in serving the people of Maryland.”

In addition to being an assistant state’s attorney from 2003 to 2005, Hall was also a senior associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP for about seven years where she focused on civil litigation.

John P. Morrissey, chief judge for the District Court of Maryland who designated Hall as district administrative judge, said he also looks forward to working with Hall in her new capacity. He said he thinks she will be an effective leader who will help the court continue to expand and improve services for residents.

For Hall, she is thankful to have an opportunity to serve and looks forward to expanding and improving court-related services for the county and throughout Maryland.

“I thank Chief Judge Morrissey for this opportunity to serve, and I am grateful to Judge Anderson for providing an excellent example of leadership to follow,” Johnson said. “I am looking forward to working with the clerks, commissioners and judges in District 5, and in other districts, to provide the highest standard of judicial services.”