Attorney Gladys Weatherspoon is the former Section Chief of the Felony Divison of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (“PDS”). PDS is widely recognized as one of the best public defender of the country. As Section Chief, Gladys supervised over 50 attorneys, conducted training for the attorneys, while continuing to represent clients in DC Superior Court.

A veteran litigator, Gladys has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict and has represented individuals in every stage of criminal defense. Gladys has litigated Murders, Assaults, Sex Offenses, Drug Offenses, Weapons Violations, all felonies as well as misdemeanors.

Prior to joining PDS, Gladys worked for the Hotel & Restaurants Employees Local 25, where she represented union members in arbitrations. Before working with the union, Gladys was a law clerk for the honorable Jose M. Lopez, an associative judge at DC Superior Court. Gladys Weatherspoon has a stellar reputation as an excellent litigator and is a true warrior for her clients. Judges have gone as far as detaining Gladys in a holding cell because of her aggressive advocacy.

J.D., D.C. School of Law, 1994
National Criminal Defense College, 2003
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 1999
B.A., University of Maryland, 1988
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland, 2007
DC, 1995

Professional & Bar Association Memberships
National Association of Criminal Lawyers
Maryland State Bar Association
Family Section and Labor and Employment Section
Prince George’s County Bar Association
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association


Office Manager Catherine is the first point of contact for all of our clients and understands how important it is to get our clients issues resolved immediately. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

Catherine understands what it means to work hard, and will ensure that you will find the attorney or Paralegal you need immediately. At Law Office of Gladys Weatherspoon, we realize the importance of communication between our clients, staff, and attorney.

As a result, we have given that sole responsibility to Catherine. She, has work in Office Mangement/Customer Relations for over 10 years. We and our clients have been fortunate to have her as part of the family ever since.


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