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:

Retirement of the Honorable Helen I. Harrington

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

**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 Karen H. Abrams

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/11/2018
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
06-25-2018
Nominees Pool **:

* We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Paul F. Harris, Jr.

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

**John Francis Gunning
**Charles Jay Muskin
**David Patrick Putzi
**Lorrianne Jeanette Rice     

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

*We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

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 **:

*We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

*We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

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 **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable William H. Adkins, III

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/12/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Henry Phillips Dove
Thomas Frederick Filbert
Ellen Barry Grunden
William Carroll Hollis, III 
Karen Reisinger Ketterman
Kara Maria Miller (withdrew)
Christine Dulla Rickard

Comm. Mtg:
11-15-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Henry Phillips Dove
William Carroll Hollis, III 
Karen Reisinger Ketterman

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Karen Reisinger Ketterman (4/11/2018)