Law Firm / Organization
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Title / Position
Assistant Public Defender
Robin Salter is an Assistant Public Defender in the Juvenile Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD) in Prince George's County. She received her bachelors degree with honors from George Mason University and law degree from the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law. She is a member of the Alphi Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Black Public Defender Association. She joined the MOPD immediately after graduating from law school. Robin is an Ambassador for Racial Justice in Youth Defense through Georgetown University’s Law Center Juvenile Justice Initiative and the Gault Center. She is a certified trainer for the Youth Defender Advocacy Program (YDAP). Also, she serves as a member of the MOPD’s Youth Legislative and Policy Committee, and the division’s internal Community Engagement Committee. She formerly served as a trustee member of on the Maryland Suspension Representation Project, and MOPD’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council, where she chaired the subcommittee on culture and programming. While at UDC Law, Robin was a student attorney in the Joseph B. Tulman Juvenile Justice and Special Education Clinic representing children with pending delinquency matters, special education litigation, and legislative reform projects. She also participated in a reform initiative prohibiting school suspensions and expulsions. Later, the D.C. Council unanimously passed the Student Fair Access to School Act. Prior to joining MOPD, Robin was the Court Administrator at the Arlington County Circuit Court, in Arlington, Virginia, serving the Honorable William T. Newman, Jr., Chief Judge and several Circuit Court judges.