Ms. Duson joined the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor in May 2021, and is responsible for litigating corruption and other official misconduct matters throughout the state.
A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Ms. Duson also graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2010 with a dual major in Government & Politics and Psychology.
During law school, Ms. Duson served as a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic, where she prepared an appellate brief, reply brief, and delivered an oral argument on behalf of her client before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Ms. Duson also served as an Articles Editor on the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class and was a member of the law school’s National Trial Team. Ms. Duson was an intern to the Honorable Lynn Stewart Mays in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, as well as an intern in the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. Ms. Duson was also a Rose Zetzer Fellow in the Women, Leadership & Equality Program, and was a recipient of the 2013 Litigation and Advocacy Award for her contributions to the school’s achievements in intra and inter-school trial and appellate competitions.
Immediately after graduating law school, Ms. Duson clerked for the Honorable Broughton M. Earnest in the Circuit Court for Talbot County. Prior to joining the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor, Ms. Duson was an Associate Attorney at Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC where she litigated complex auto tort, premises, and products liability cases. Prior to that, Ms. Duson was an Associate Attorney with a civil defense litigation firm in Baltimore City where she handled auto tort and complex premises liability cases involving toxic exposures. Ms. Duson also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City for four years, handling a variety of cases, ultimately concluding her tenure in the Violent Felony Division.
Ms. Duson is a member of several bar associations and organizations, including: The Maryland State Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc., the Monumental City Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and the Lawyers Campaign Against Hunger. Ms. Duson is a recipient of the Daily Record Leadership in Law – Generation J.D. Award, a Maryland Bar Fellow, and a member of the Board of Directors for Civil Justice, Inc.