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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. As soon as the names have been reported to the Governor this chart is updated to reflect the names of those nominated to a vacancy.

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.


Court Reason for Vacancy Close Date
4:30 p.m.
Applicants
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Comm. Mtg Nominees
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Appointed
(Date of Appointment)

Circuit Court for Frederick County Retirement of the Honorable G. Edward Dwyer, Jr. 2/9/16   3/14/16    
Court of Special Appeals (Fourth Appellate Judicial Circuit - Prince George's County) Elevation of the Honorable Michele D. Hotten 2/10/16   3/21/16    
Circuit Court for Carroll County Retirement of the Honorable Michael M. Galloway 1/7/16

H. Scott Curtis
Erin Margaret Danz
Gregory Alan Dorsey
James Michael Earp
Eileen McInerney
Maria Louise Oesterreicher
Samantha Zanger Smith
Steven Lee Tiedemann
Richard Roger Titus

1/22/16 Erin Margaret Danz
James Michael Earp
Samantha Zanger Smith
Richard Roger Titus
Richard Roger Titus (1/27/16)
Circuit Court for Baltimore County Retirement of the Honorable Timothy J. Martin 9/8/15

Sheryl D.H. Atkins
Stephen Edward Bailey
Andrew Martin Battista
Kevin Lee Beard
Robin Sue Coffin
Robert Alec Cohen
Charles Carey Deeley, Jr.
Bambi Caroline Beverly Glenn
Kristine Anne Howanski
Irwin Raphael Kramer
Margaret Moran McKee
Roger Roland Munn, Jr.
Keith Dana Pion
Kimberly Percell Rothwell (withdrew)
Kirk Seaman
John Melvin Seeberger
**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**John Philip Cox
**Thomas Scott Hood
**Robert Wayne Lazzaro
**Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi
**Keith Richard Truffer
**Wendy Anne Zerwitz (withdrew)

10/29/15 Andrew Martin Battista
Robin Sue Coffin
Charles Carey Deeley, Jr.
Kristine Anne Howanski
Margaret Moran McKee
**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**John Philip Cox
**Thomas Scott Hood
**Robert Wayne Lazzaro
**Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi
**Keith Richard Truffer
**Wendy Anne Zerwitz (withdrew)
**Keith Richard Truffer
(1/13/16)
Circuit Court for Prince George's County
Retirement of the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly and the Honorable Maureen M. Lamasney 1/4/16 Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
April Teniade Ademiluyi (withdrew following interview)
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Alisia Ferguson
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Peter Kevin Killough
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
William Antoine Snoddy
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Honorable Karen Holliday Mason
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall
1/19/16 Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Peter Kevin Killough
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
William Antoine Snoddy
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Honorable Karen Holliday Mason
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall

Honorable Karen Holliday Mason (1/29/16)

Honorable Erik Howard Nyce (1/29/16)

 

Circuit Court for Prince George's County Retirement of the Honorable Michael P. Whalen 1/4/16

Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
April Teniade Ademiluyi (withdrew following interview)
Honorable Brian Charles Denton
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Alisia Ferguson
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Peter Kevin Killough
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Honorable Karen Holliday Mason
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
William Antoine Snoddy
Judy Lynn Woodall

1/19/16 Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
Honorable Brian Charles Denton
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Peter Kevin Killough
Honorable Karen Holliday Mason
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
William Antoine Snoddy
Judy Lynn Woodall
Dorothy Michelle Engel (1/29/16)
Circuit Court for Allegany County Retirement of the Honorable Gary G. Leasure 1/4/16

Jeffrey Schuyler Getty
Michael Oliver Twigg
James Edward Walsh

1/20/16 Jeffrey Schuyler Getty
Michael Oliver Twigg
James Edward Walsh
Jeffrey Schuyler Getty (1/29/16)
Circuit Court for Wicomico County
NOTE: The Circuit Court Judge in Wicomico County will preside over cases in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties, shared equally between the two counties.
Retirement of the Honorable W. Newton Jackson, III 11/5/15

Jeffrey Ewen Badger
Robert Alan Benson
Melvin Joseph Caldwell, Jr.
Connie Lynn Godfrey Marvel
Matthew Allen Maciarello
William Seth Mitchell
Mark Andrew Tyler

12/16/15

Jeffrey Ewen Badger
Matthew Allen Maciarello
Mark Andrew Tyler

 
Court of Special Appeals (At Large)

Retirement of the Honorable Robert A. Zarnoch

10/8/15

Andrew Howard Baida
Honorable Keith Andrew Baynes
Honorable Donald E. Beachley
Gardner Mareen Duvall
Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
Maury Steven Epner
Karen Louise Federman Henry
Nancy Susanne Forster
Raymond Albert Hein
Thomas Paul Johnson, III
Rickey Nelson Jones
Kimm Hudley Massey
Honorable Devy Patterson Russell
John Melvin Seeberger
Honorable Edward Gregory Wells
Thomas George Welshko
Honorable Pamela Janice White
Martin Eugene Wolf
**Honorable Krystal Quinn Alves
**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer **Honorable Audrey J. S. Carrion
**Harriet Ellen Cooperman (withdrew)
**Honorable Melanie Shaw Geter
**Thomas Edward Lynch, III
**James Bradford McCullough **Honorable Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
**Henry Mark Stichel

11/19/15 & 11/20/15 Andrew Howard Baida
Honorable Donald E. Beachley
Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
Karen Louise Federman Henry
Honorable Edward Gregory Wells
Honorable Pamela Janice White
Martin Eugene Wolf
**Honorable Krystal Quinn Alves
**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer **Honorable Audrey J. S. Carrion
**Harriet Ellen Cooperman (withdrew)**Honorable Melanie Shaw Geter
**Thomas Edward Lynch, III
**James Bradford McCullough **Honorable Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
**Henry Mark Stichel
 
District Court for Baltimore City

NOTE: Applicants for the vacancies on the District Court for Baltimore City (Judges Hargrove and Gatewood) only need to submit one set of applications for both vacancies.
Retirement of the Honorable John R. Hargrove, Jr. 9/3/15

Erik Samuel Atas
Kent Joseph Boles, Jr.
Charlene Deneen Dukes
William Michael Dunn
Kimberly Charon Foreman
Sidney Joseph Francois
Syeetah Ann Hampton-El
Kay Natalie Harding
Carol Magid Johnson
Trace Gene Krueger
Zakia Mahasa
Dana Michele Middleton
Natasha Dartigue Moody
James William Motsay
Lydia Susan Robinson
Jennifer Bridget Schiffer
Brian Marshall Spern
Michael Stephen Studdard
Nicole Rene Egerton Taylor
Deborah Yvette Warner-Dennis
**Laurie Bennett
**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Stephan Wayne Fogleman
**Theresa Ann Furnari (withdrew)
**Quinton Milo Herbert
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Dana Kent Karangelen

10/22/15

Kent Joseph Boles, Jr.
William Michael Dunn
Syeetah Ann Hampton-El
Carol Magid Johnson
Lydia Susan Robinson
Jennifer Bridget Schiffer
Nicole Rene Egerton Taylor
**Laurie Bennett
**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Stephan Wayne Fogleman
**Theresa Ann Furnari (withdrew)
**Quinton Milo Herbert
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Dana Kent Karangelen

Kent Joseph Boles, Jr. (12/29/15)

District Court for Baltimore City Retirement of the Honorable Askew W. Gatewood, Jr. 9/3/15

Erik Samuel Atas
Charles Mario Blomquist
Kent Joseph Boles, Jr.
Charlene Deneen Dukes
William Michael Dunn
Stephan Wayne Fogleman
Kimberly Charon Foreman
Sidney Joseph Francois
Theresa Ann Furnari
Syeetah Ann Hampton-El
Kay Natalie Harding
Quinton Milo Herbert
Carol Magid Johnson
Trace Gene Krueger
Zakia Mahasa
Dana Michele Middleton
Natasha Dartigue Moody
James William Motsay
Lydia Susan Robinson
Jennifer Bridget Schiffer
Brian Marshall Spern
Michael Stephen Studdard
Nicole Rene Egerton Taylor
Deborah Yvette Warner-Dennis
**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Darren Lee Kadish

10/22/15 Charles Mario Blomquist
Kent Joseph Boles, Jr.
William Michael Dunn
Syeetah Ann Hampton-El
Quinton Milo Herbert
Carol Magid Johnson
Nicole Rene Egerton Taylor
**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Darren Lee Kadish
William Michael Dunn (12/29/15)

**Individuals who were nominated for a judicial vacancy but who were not appointed by the Governor become part of a pool that will be considered automatically for each vacancy on the same court occurring within two years after submission of the initial list.