Carlos Federico Acosta, Esquire is a senior prosecutor in the Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney. He is a member of the Violent Crime Unit that is tasked to try homicides, serial criminals, major recidivists and gang-related crimes. Mr. Acosta has been recently selected as a state prosecutor to participate in a one year assignment in the United State’s Attorney’s Office for Washington D.C. to try serious federal drug and gun cases. He is licensed in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to his joining the prosecutor’s office, he was in private practice in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. He was a member of the Montgomery County Office of the State’s Attorney from 1994 through 2000. Mr. Acosta served as the President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar from 2001through 2002. From 2001 until 2003, he served on the Maryland Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Council. Additionally, he has also served on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Acosta has been adjunct professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law from 1997. In addition to taking an active role in mentoring new and upcoming Assistant State’s Attorneys, he is also the current Chairman of the Internship Program for the Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney. Mr. Acosta’s own legal mentoring began during Mr. Acosta’s judicial clerkship in 1991 for the Honorable Vincent E. Ferretti, Jr. in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
Carlos Acosta received both a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English (Rhetoric) from the University of Maryland. In 1991, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. He resides with his wife Ann-Marie and his children Tierney and Declan in Silver Spring.