Maryland Judicial Vacancies

Pool Candidates

The Judicial Nominating Commissions select and nominate to the Governor persons found by the Commission to be legally and most fully professionally qualified to fill a vacancy. The table includes all current vacancies. Once the close date to a vacancy passes, the names of all applicants will be listed. The public is encouraged to participate in the selection process by submitting written and signed comments concerning the qualifications of an applicant to The Judicial Nominating Commission, c/o The Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources, 187 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Fourth Floor, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The comments must be received at least one week prior to the Commission meeting date shown in the table below.

The Nominating Commission meets to interview all candidates. Thereafter a voting session takes place and the names of nominees are reported to the Governor. When approval is granted by the Governor's Office, the names of the individuals nominated by the Commission will be listed in the table below.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this table. Please recognize, however, that this list does not constitute official notification of individuals nominated for, or appointed to, a judicial vacancy. Rather, the official list of candidates for a vacancy is compiled by the Administrative Office of the Courts and sent to the Governor's Office. The Governor's Office officially notifies the appointed individual and releases an official notice to the public. When an appointment to a vacancy is announced by the Governor's Office, the name is highlighted in red.

NOTE: Please only submit applications for vacancies that have a closing date listed.
Reason for Vacancy:

Passing of the Honorable Jonathan G. Newell

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/06/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Sloane Renauld Franklin
Maureen Derrig Keogh
Marc Elliot Mandel
Walter Butler Palmer
Honorable Heather Lynne Price
Joseph Albert Riley

Comm. Mtg:
12-21-2021
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable David W. Densford

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/02/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Sue Ann Lewis Armitage
Buffy Nicole Giddens
Amy Danielle Lorenzini
Alfred Shane Mattingly
Daniel Aaron Martin Slade
Marsha Lynette Williams

Comm. Mtg:
01-05-2022
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Joan B. Gordon

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/29/2021
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Reason for Vacancy:

Resignation of the Honorable Devy P. Russell Vacancy
Retirement of the Honorable C. Yvonne Holt-Stone
Retirement of the Honorable Kathleen M. Sweeney

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/29/2021
Applicants Pool **:

**Stephan Wayne Fogleman, Jr.
**Kay Natalie Harding
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Kimberly Charon McBride
**Lydia Susan Robinson

 

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The Seventh Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Montgomery County.

The Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct interviews virtually on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Steven B. Gould to the Court of Appeals

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Anne Korbel Albright
Honorable Sharon Veronica Burrell
Honorable Jeannie Eun-Kyung Cho
Mariana Cristina Cordier
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Honorable Michael Joseph McAuliffe
Meghan Suzanne Skelton
Rosalyn Tang
Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams
**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
11-29-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Honorable Anne Korbel Albright
Honorable Sharon Veronica Burrell
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Honorable Michael Joseph McAuliffe
Meghan Suzanne Skelton
Rosalyn Tang
**James Bradford McCullough

The Third Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington Counties.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Joseph M. Getty

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/30/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Keith Stuart Blair
Honorable Matthew John Fader
Honorable Dino Ernesto Flores, Jr.
Honorable Kathryn Grill Graeff
Honorable Andrea Margaretta Leahy
Steven Lee Tiedemann
Mitchell Craig Wolf

Comm. Mtg:
01-07-2022
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Daniel P. Dwyer

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/13/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Andrea Marissa Francine Chee-a-tow
Leon Mathias Debes, Jr.
Kirk Chalis Downey
Jason Morton
Loren Rebecca Villa
**Adam Daniel Greivell
**Joseph Scott Michael
**Travis William Poole

Comm. Mtg:
11-17-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Kirk Chalis Downey
Jason Morton
**Adam Daniel Greivell
**Joseph Scott Michael
**Travis William Poole

The Second Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Baltimore and Harford Counties.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Robert N. McDonald

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Robert Scott Brennen
Honorable Yolanda Lauranzon Curtin
Honorable Angela Michelle Eaves
Honorable Daniel Alan Friedman
Honorable Paul W. Ishak
Irwin Raphael Kramer
Glenn Todd Marrow
Jason Daniel Medinger
Honorable Douglas Richard Miller Nazarian
Morenike Olaore Euba Oyenusi

Julie Marie Reamy (withdrew)
Honorable Dennis Michael Robinson, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
01-06-2022
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Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Brett W. Wilson

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Philip Thomas Cronan
Michael Patrick Geleta
William Hambler Jones

Comm. Mtg:
11-15-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Philip Thomas Cronan
Michael Patrick Geleta
William Hambler Jones

Reason for Vacancy:

Honorable Amy J. Bragunier Vacancy

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/13/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Monise Alexis Brown
Adrienne Morgan Davis
Kimberly Lee Fullerton
Jaimee Chaveed Holmes
Sarah Freeman Proctor
**Honorable William Louis Hennessy

Comm. Mtg:
11-11-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Monise Alexis Brown
Jaimee Chaveed Holmes
**Honorable William Louis Hennessy

NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time. 

Reason for Vacancy:

Resignation of the Honorable Catherine C. O'Malley

Close Date @4:30pm:
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Richard S. Bernhardt

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/19/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Bradley William Bloodworth
Claude de Vastey Jones
Mark Joseph Muffoletto
Stephanie Picard Porter
Carol Ann Smith

Comm. Mtg:
11-10-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Bradley William Bloodworth
Claude de Vastey Jones
Stephanie Picard Porter

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Robert A. Greenberg

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:

**Honorable Carlos Federico Acosta
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky

**Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough
**Rachel Theora McGuckian

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**Honorable Carlos Federico Acosta
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky

**Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough
**Rachel Theora McGuckian

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Rachel Theora McGuckian (11/02/2021)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Ronald B. Rubin

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:

**Honorable Carlos Federico Acosta
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky

**Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough
**Rachel Theora McGuckian

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Nominees Pool **:

**Honorable Carlos Federico Acosta
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky

**Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough
**Rachel Theora McGuckian

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Honorable Carlos Federico Acosta (11/02/2021)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Marcus Z. Shar

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/26/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Nicole Kimberly Barmore
Honorable Catherine Chen
Gregory Dolin
John Alvin Henderson
Ana De La Hoz Hernandez
La Zette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
Honorable Michael Stephen Studdard
Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III
**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Hope Tipton

Comm. Mtg:
09-09-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Nicole Kimberly Barmore
Honorable Catherine Chen
La Zette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Hope Tipton

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Charles Mario Blomquist (10/26/2021)

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, interviews with the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person.

The Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Patricia L. Mitchell

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/20/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Patrick Mitri Connelly
William David Day
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
Brian Reed Frank
Jessica Marie Hall
John Thomas Henderson
Mary Christine Herdman
Patrick Jeffrey Mays
Rosalyn Tang
Carlotta Ann Woodward
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III

Comm. Mtg:
06-30-2021
Nominees Pool **:

David Keith Felsen
Patrick Jeffrey Mays
Rosalyn Tang
Carlotta Ann Woodward
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III

NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Barbara B. Waxman

Close Date @4:30pm:
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