Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission recently announced that Governor Wes Moore has appointed Asha Joseph Jefferson to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. She was confirmed unanimously by the State Senate on March 17, 2023.
Asha Joseph Jefferson was appointed a member of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission in February 2023. She was born in Oxford, Mississippi. As a toddler, she moved with her parents to Boston, Massachusetts and eventually settled in Teaneck, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. in Political Science and History) and earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School. Immediately after law school she served initially as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Toni E. Clarke and subsequently The Honorable Cathy H. Serrette both of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.
Commissioner Jefferson began her legal career as an advocate for clients of low and moderate income with civil legal issues involving predatory lending practices, Protection of Homeowners in Foreclosure Act (PHIFA) violations, and other consumer protection issues. She continued as a public servant practicing as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in various capacities until she was hired as a trial attorney with Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance (formerly the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund).
She has spent her career litigating a broad range of complex cases in both civil and criminal matters. Her commitment to justice began as a small child in Mississippi, where in the company of her parents, she got firsthand involvement in civil rights demonstrations, marches and related activities. She continues to be committed to public service.
Source: MD WCC