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, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Avenue, Building A, First 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. This usually occurs the same day or morning after the Commission meets. 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:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Edward R. K. Hargadon

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

**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
**Hope Tipton
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
**Hope Tipton
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Honorable Gregory Sampson (6/6/2018)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Hassan A. El-Amin
Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Dwight D. Jackson

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/02/2018
Applicants Pool **:

**Michael Charles Conway
**Elveta Michele Martin

Comm. Mtg:
08-13-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Norman R. Stone, III

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

**Sheryl D. H. Atkins
**Andrew Michael Belt                    
**Harold Lee Burgin
**Alan Royce Lee Bussard
**Garret Peter Glennon
**Karen Ann Pilarski                         
**Lisa Yvette Settles             
**Rodney Clinton Warren
**Allan James Webster

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Sheryl D. H. Atkins
**Andrew Michael Belt                    
**Harold Lee Burgin
**Alan Royce Lee Bussard
**Garret Peter Glennon
**Karen Ann Pilarski                         
**Lisa Yvette Settles             
**Rodney Clinton Warren
**Allan James Webster

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Karen Ann Pilarski (6/6/2018)

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable O. John Cejka, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/06/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Mark Howard Anders
Anthony Michael Cecala
Kathleen Diane English
Julia Ann Minner
Eric William Schaffer
Margaret Alice Teahan
Chad Wilson Weddle

Comm. Mtg:
07-23-2018
Nominees Pool **:

RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Karen H. Abrams

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/04/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Joseph Michael Stanalonis
James Lee Tanavage

Comm. Mtg:
06-25-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Paul F. Harris, Jr.
Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Paul G. Goetzke

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/04/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Pamela Knoop Alban
Peter George Byrnes, Jr.
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Christine Marie Celeste
Claude de Vastey Jones
Timothy William Fitzmaurice
Andrew Brian Greenspan
Mark Wayne Howes
Rickey Nelson Jones
Gregory Michael Kline
Michael Lee May
Elizabeth Sheree Morris
Tracey Louise Parker-Warren
Robert Jeffrey Thompson
**John Francis Gunning
**Charles Jay Muskin
**David Patrick Putzi
**Lorrianne Jeanette Rice     

Comm. Mtg:
07-31-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Timothy D. Murphy

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

**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Catherine Chen
**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer
**Darren Lee Kadish

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Catherine Chen
**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer
**Darren Lee Kadish

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Catherine Chen (6/6/2018)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Helen I. Harrington

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/09/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Shara Gabrielle Hendler
Honorable William Louis Hennessy
Kenneth William Prien
**Monise Alexis Brown 
**Patrick Joseph Devine 
**Makeba Gibbs 
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

Comm. Mtg:
06-19-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable George M. Lipman

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

**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Catherine Chen
**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer      
**Darren Lee Kadish

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Catherine Chen
**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer      
**Darren Lee Kadish

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer (6/6/2018)

NOTE:  The Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2018.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/27/2018
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
07-26-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Alfred Nance

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

**Charles Mario Blomquist 
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens 
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr. 
**Hope Tipton 
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Charles Mario Blomquist 
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens 
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr. 
**Hope Tipton 
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr. (6/6/2018)