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:

Retirement of the Honorable John P. Davey
Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/07/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Magistrate Darren Sebastian Johnson
Leonard Warren Jones
Joseph Cornelius Ruddy, III
**Magistrate Stenise LaNez Rolle

**Charles Todd Merryman Steuart
**Rhonda Alexis Wood 

Comm. Mtg:
12-05-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Magistrate Darren Sebastian Johnson
**Magistrate Stenise LaNez Rolle

**Charles Todd Merryman Steuart
**Rhonda Alexis Wood 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Barbara B. Waxman

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/11/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Michele Bernice Lambert
Piper Faith McKeithen
James Burke Miller
Todd Harris Oppenheim
Shomari Akil Taylor

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Comm. Mtg:
08-29-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Michele Bernice Lambert
Piper Faith McKeithen

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Michele Bernice Lambert (11/15/22)

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Angela M. Eaves to the Court of Appeals

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/12/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Alex Matthew Allman
Tracey Johns Delp
Angela Chong Diehl
John Mark Magee
Susan Engle Parks
Gavin Malachi Patashnick
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
10-28-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Alex Matthew Allman
Tracey Johns Delp
Angela Chong Diehl

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Mimi R. Cooper

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/12/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Susan Maria Affleck Bauer
Jessica Russo Bancroft
Tracey Johns Delp
Angela Chong Diehl
Harrison Earl Greene, III
Mark Justin Klemans
Lawrence Francis Kreis, Jr.
Samantha Mildenberg Loiero
John Mark Magee
Stephen Allen Markey, III
Michael Benjamin Mathias
Melissa Moloney
Joel Cabatingan Muneses
Susan Engle Parks
Gavin Malachi Patashnick
Albert Joseph Peisinger, Jr.
Dair T. Pillai
Julie Marie Reamy
Steven Lee Trostle
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.
Milton Pope Warren

Comm. Mtg:
10-28-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Jessica Russo Bancroft
Tracey Johns Delp
Angela Chong Diehl
Harrison Earl Greene, III
Lawrence Francis Kreis, Jr.
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Steven G. Salant

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

**Andrew James Spence
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Andrew James Spence
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**James Bradford McCullough

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Mary Elizabeth Ayres (10/20/22)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Richard E. Jordan

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/23/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Erin Elizabeth Victoria Aslan
Patrick Mitri Connelly
David Keith Felsen
Paul Gerard Griffin
Magistrate Lena Yejoon Kim
Andrew James Spence

**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
08-03-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Andrew James Spence
**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**James Bradford McCullough

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**James Bradford McCullough (10/20/22)

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Gregory C. Powell

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/23/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Bruce Dermion Edwards
Angelia Rowe Garner
Llamilet Gutierrez
William Carl Isler, II
Leonard Warren Jones
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Laura Joy Novello Fuggitti

**Isaac Ceilon Trouth, IV

Comm. Mtg:
10-14-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Bruce Dermion Edwards
Llamilet Gutierrez
William Carl Isler, II
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Laura Joy Novello Fuggitti

**Isaac Ceilon Trouth, IV

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Ricardo D. Zwaig

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Bradley William Bloodworth
Natasha Monique Byus
Claude de Vastey Jones
Ryan Joseph Dymek
Jeremy Michael Eldridge
Michael Samuel Fuller
Candace Nadia Jaimes
Tae Hyung Kim (withdrew)
Devora Wolk Kirschner
Neveen Helmy Kurtom
Andre Manigault Mahasa (withdrew)
Mark Joseph Muffoletto
Allison Michele Sayers
Jason Andrew Steinhardt
Frank Edward Turney
Anthony Carroll Wisniewski
Gregory David Yancey

Comm. Mtg:
09-29-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Claude de Vastey Jones
Ryan Joseph Dymek
Mark Joseph Muffoletto
Allison Michele Sayers
Frank Edward Turney