Katie O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland, has a long history of public service with an emphasis in the field of law. Beginning in 1988, while attending law school at the University of Baltimore, the first lady served as a clerk in the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. Following graduation from law school, she was appointed to an assistant state’s attorney position for Baltimore County, where she handled many domestic violence cases and child sexual and physical abuse cases. Currently, she serves as an associate judge of the District Court of Baltimore City.
Judge O’Malley also has served on the executive committee of the Women’s Bar, the House of Ruth, The Caroline Center, and the Baltimore Zoo. Currently, she is a member of the Baltimore City Bar Association, a volunteer truancy court judge, and a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland.
The first lady and her husband, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, have four children—Grace, Tara, William and Jack.