Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Karen Dean will serve on the Wicomico County Circuit Court.

Karen Dean has been a prosecutor with the Worcester County State’s Attorney Office for nearly two years. She is currently assigned to the Circuit Court Division, handling primarily juvenile, child abuse, and sexual assault cases. She serves as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Berlin, and advises the Child Advocacy Center. Dean previously served as deputy state’s attorney for Somerset County and senior assistant state’s attorney for Wicomico County. 

In 2011, she was appointed as a magistrate in Wicomico County, a position she eventually vacated to return to prosecution. From 2001 to 2007, Dean was an active member of the Mount Vernon Fire Department, where she was an EMT and a firefighter. 

She received her B.S. from the University of Delaware and her J.D. and master of studies in environmental law from Vermont Law School.