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. 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 Mark T. O'Brien

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/07/2018
Applicants Pool **:

**Kimberly Vicena Lewis

Comm. Mtg:
10-16-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Michael D. Mason

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/04/2018
Applicants Pool **:

**Gerald William Heller
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable John Christian Moffett
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Comm. Mtg:
10-19-2018
Nominees Pool **:

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2018.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2018
Applicants Pool **:

**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
10-11-2018
Nominees Pool **:

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2018.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Deborah S. Eyler

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2018
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
10-11-2018
Nominees Pool **:

**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
**Gardner Mareen Duvall 
**Kurt James Fischer 
**James Bradford McCullough
**Honorable Sean Daniel Wallace

The First Appellate Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following jurisdictions:  Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2018

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Sally D. Adkins

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2018
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
10-11-2018
Nominees Pool **:

NOTE:  The Commission meeting will take place on September 19, 20 & 21.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Steven D. Wyman

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/15/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Sheryl D. H. Atkins
Andrew Gerard Bailey
Andrew Martin Battista
Andrew Michael Belt
Harold Lee Burgin
Mary Cina Chalawsky
Stuart Alan Cherry
Robert Alec Cohen
Charles Melvin Curtis
Bruce Edelman Friedman
Garret Peter Glennon
Alan Philip Goodwich
Margaret Leigh Kessler
Ari Jason Kodeck
Elise Song Kurlander
Patrick Erney Maher
Michael Albert McAllister
Guido Porcarelli
Ernest Michael Reitz
Jennifer Warfield Ritter
Stephanie Jeanne Robinson
Kimberly Kizzy Percell Rothwell
Stuart Alan Schadt
Lisa Yvette Settles
Ephraim R Siff
Michael Wisit Siri
Daniel Bernard Trimble
Vanessa Catherine Vescio
Rodney Clinton Warren
Allan James Webster, Jr.
Susan Chambers Zellweger

Comm. Mtg:
09-19-2018
Nominees Pool **:

NOTE:  The Commission meeting will take place on September 19, 20 & 21.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Susan Souder

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/15/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Andrew Gerard Bailey
Andrew Martin Battista
Andrew Michael Belt
Mary Cina Chalawsky
Robert Alec Cohen
John Van Lear Dorsey
Garret Peter Glennon
Kristine Anne Howanski
Margaret Leigh Kessler
Michael Albert McAllister
Margaret Moran McKee
Jennifer Warfield Ritter
Kimberly Kizzy Percell Rothwell
Ralph Laurence Sapia
Daniel Bernard Trimble
**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Douglas Windsor Biser
**John Philip Cox
**Gerald Chester Ruter
**Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi

Comm. Mtg:
09-19-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Gregory Sampson to Circuit Court

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/30/2018
Applicants Pool **:

**Laurie Bennett 
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer            
**Darren Lee Kadish

Comm. Mtg:
10-15-2018
Nominees Pool **:

NOTE:  The Anne Arundel County Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 25 only.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Jonas D. Legum

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/09/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Daniel Andrews
Claudia Adeline Barber
Sidney Allen Butcher
Kathleen Ebersole Byrne
Lawrence James Caporale
Christine Marie Celeste
Philip Edward Culpepper
Claude de Vastey Jones
Christy Ann Fisher
Kemp Walden Hammond
Kristin Marie Hileman-Adams
Mark Wayne Howes
John Noel Kane, Jr.
Brian Anthony Marsh
Michael Lee May
Tracey Louise Parker-Warren
Maria Katherine Patterson
Mai-Thy (Christine) Phuong Pham
Kelly Michele Poma
Ann Maureen Potthast
Ronald Lee Rowland
Colby Lee Schmidt
Peter Joseph Terech
Robert Jeffrey Thompson

Comm. Mtg:
09-25-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

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

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

Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
Gerald A. A. Collins
Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Antoini Martin Jones
ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Jared Michael McCarthy
Raymond Jerome Vanzego, Jr. Withdrew
Honorable Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
Rhonda Alexis Wood
**Michael Charles Conway
**Elveta Michele Martin

Comm. Mtg:
08-13-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
Gerald A. A. Collins
Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
Jared Michael McCarthy
Honorable Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
**Michael Charles Conway
**Elveta Michele Martin

Reason for Vacancy:

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 **:

Anthony Michael Cecala
Kathleen Diane English
Eric William Schaffer

 

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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 **:

Joseph Michael Stanalonis
James Lee Tanavage

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Paul F. Harris, Jr.
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 **:

Pamela Knoop Alban
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Andrew Brian Greenspan
Michael Lee May
Elizabeth Sheree Morris
Robert Jeffrey Thompson
**John Francis Gunning
**Charles Jay Muskin
**David Patrick Putzi
**Lorrianne Jeanette Rice     

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 **:

Honorable William Louis Hennessy
**Monise Alexis Brown 
**Patrick Joseph Devine 
**Makeba Gibbs 
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/27/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Jeffrey Nelson Burger
Angela Chong Diehl
Alison Marie Healey
James Edward Hock, Jr.
John Mark Magee
Trenna Laurel Manners
Kerwin Anthony Miller, Sr.
Gavin Malachi Patashnick
David Wesley Ryden
Carl Ridgeley Schlaich
Dennis John Shaffer
Christopher Robb vanRoden
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
07-26-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Kerwin Anthony Miller, Sr.
Carl Ridgeley Schlaich
Christopher Robb vanRoden
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.