March 1, 2018
MAKEBA GIBBS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Charles County attorney and La Plata resident, Makeba Gibbs, is announcing her intent to run for judge of the Circuit Court. Gibbs will bring 13 years trial experience to the bench. Makeba Gibbs received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan
University and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Widener University School of Law.
Attorney Gibbs began her legal career as a law clerk in the D.C. Superior Court’s Abuse
and Neglect Division, before accepting a position serving the public at the Maryland
Office of the Public Defender in 2005. Gibbs now has a private practice in both civil and
criminal matters located in La Plata, Maryland.
Gibbs says, “My philosophy is that judges need to be fair and balanced. With thousands
of hours of requisite experience, I know the law and I know how a court room should
be run, so that the law is administered fairly and efficiently. Serving as circuit court
judge in Charles County will allow me to use my knowledge of the law to focus on
matters that will greatly affect our community.”
Makeba Gibbs pledges to focus on issues such as: establishing specialty courts—Drug
Court, Mental Health Court and a Veterans Court; improving court efficiency and
handling pro se litigants.
Makeba Gibbs is active in several local bar associations and volunteers her time to both legal and community civic organizations throughout the county. She is the past-president of the Charles County Bar Association, where she also served as entertainment chair, treasurer, secretary and vice-president. She is the founding president and charter member of the Salome A. Howard Bar Association that raises money to provide scholarships to local students. Gibbs is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She sits on the Board of Directors for Point of Change Jail Ministry. She is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. She is a licensed foster parent and has fostered six infants in her home—from 2 weeks to 9 months old. Gibbs is a member of South Potomac Church.
Please contact Kelly J. Vaughn at 240-776-2701 with any questions.
Information on Makeba Gibbs for judge can be found at www.ElectMakebaGibbs.com