Claudia Barber - PRB President
Claudia Barber currently serves as Recruiter/Employee Relations Administrator for the City of Annapolis. Her duties include serving as the city's EEO Officer, where she investigates grievances and administers implicit bias training for city employees, including the City of Annapolis sworn police force. She began working for the City of Annapolis in November 2018.
Ms. Barber is a lifetime member of the National Association of Women Judges and International Association of Women Judges. She served as District 4 Director, and on the executive committee of the National Association of Women Judges from 2011-2013. She currently serves as Second Vice President for the Anne Arundel Branch of NAACP.
From 2005-2016, Claudia was an administrative law judge in the District of Columbia. She authored over 5,000 decisions and received top performance evaluations. She adjudicated cases in the areas of tax, rental housing, environment, Office of Planning, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, DC Public Schools, taxi, Department of Health, Department of Health Care Finance, Medicaid fraud, Department of Public Works, and Office of State Superintendent of Education administrative law. Prior to serving as an administrative law judge, Claudia worked in private practice for decades representing clients in state and federal courts. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Bowie State University, University of Maryland University College, Towson State University, Johns Hopkins University, Villa Julie College, Anne Arundel Community College, and the Catonsville Community College.
In 2016, Ms. Barber became a judicial candidate for judge on the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. She was the first African American female to advance to the general election ballot in the 366 year history of this trial court.
Ms. Barber is a member in good standing of the DC and Maryland bars, and is also a lifetime member of the National Bar Association.