Maryland Courts

Judicial Selection

Maryland Judicial Vacancies

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, Program Services, 2001-D Commerce Park Drive, 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 **Pool* Comm. Mtg Nominations
Appointed (date)
**Pool
Circuit Court for Talbot County Retirement of the Honorable Broughton M. Earnest 9/30/13

JoAnn Dashiell Asparagus-Murray
Elise Davis
Henry Phillips Dove
Christine Braider Dufour
Mark Frederick Gabler
William Carroll Hollis, III
Stephen Hughes Kehoe
Glenn Don Klakring
Leigh Roberts Melton
Kara Maria Miller

12/3/13 Henry Phillips Dove
Stephen Hughes Kehoe (8-26-14)
Glenn Don Klakring
Kara Maria Miller
Circuit Court for Washington County Retirement of the Honorable John H. McDowell 4/2/14

Joseph Scott Michael
Michael Ellsworth Nehring
Viki Marie Pauler
Eric Alan Reed
Scott Lee Schubel
Loren Rebecca Villa
**G. Clair Baker, Jr.
**Mary Anne Day
**Edward Lester Kuczynski
**Margaret Lynn Williams

5/7/14 Viki Marie Pauler (8-26-14)
Eric Alan Reed
Scott Lee Schubel
**G. Clair Baker, Jr.
**Mary Anne Day
**Edward Lester Kuczynski
**Margaret Lynn Williams
District Court for Prince George's County Retirement of the Honorable Patrick R. Duley 4/3/14

Clayton Anthony Aarons
Wendell Vann Bates
Robert Carson Cain, II
Brian Charles Denton
Dolores Dorsainvil
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Monica Best James
Jennifer Yang Japp
Charles Joseph Kenny
Donnaka Varner Lewis
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Elveta Michele Martin
Clarence Keith Powell
Carolyn Starks Saxon (withdrew)
Katina Self Steuart
Ingrid Marie Turner
Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
Charles Michael Walls
Dennis Whitley, III
Rhonda Alexis Wood
Benjamin Jeremy Woolery

5/28/14 Clayton Anthony Aarons (8-26-14)
Brian Charles Denton
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Charles Joseph Kenny
Elveta Michele Martin
Katina Self Steuart
Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
Charles Michael Walls
Dennis Whitley, III
District Court for Prince George's County Elevation of the Honorable Lawrence V. Hill, Jr. 4/3/14 Clayton Anthony Aarons
Wendell Vann Bates
Robert Carson Cain, II
Brian Charles Denton
Dolores Dorsainvil
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Monica Best James
Jennifer Yang Japp
Charles Joseph Kenny
Donnaka Varner Lewis
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Elveta Michele Martin
Clarence Keith Powell
Carolyn Starks Saxon (withdrew)
Katina Self Steuart
Ingrid Marie Turner
Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
Charles Michael Walls
Dennis Whitley, III
Rhonda Alexis Wood
Benjamin Jeremy Woolery
5/28/14 Clayton Anthony Aarons
Brian Charles Denton
Dorothy Michelle Engel
Charles Joseph Kenny
Elveta Michele Martin
Katina Self Steuart
Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart (8-26-14)
Charles Michael Walls
Dennis Whitley, III
District Court for Prince George's County Retirement of the Honorable Thomas J. Love 6/5/14 **Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Brian Charles Denton
**Dorothy Michelle Engel
**Charles Joseph Kenny
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Katina Self Steuart
**Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
**Charles Michael Walls
**Dennis Whitley, III
-- **Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Brian Charles Denton (8-26-14)
**Dorothy Michelle Engel
**Charles Joseph Kenny
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Katina Self Steuart
**Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
**Charles Michael Walls
**Dennis Whitley, III
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Retirement of the Honorable Nancy Davis- Loomis 4/7/14

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Claudia Adeline Barber
Christopher Lee Beard
David Shelton Bruce
Mary-Ann Runnels Burkhart
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Jonathon Robert Church
Nancy McCutchan Duden
John Francis Gunning
Ginina Alexandra Jackson-Stevenson
Rickey Nelson Jones
Glenn Louis Klavans
Kenneth Graham Macleay
Milissa Ann Murray
Charles Jay Muskin
Nicolle Jacqueline Norris
David Patrick Putzi
Laura Marie Robinson
Cathleen Marie Vitale
Steven Francis Wrobel

5/12/14 David Shelton Bruce
Nancy McCutchan Duden
John Francis Gunning
Kenneth Graham Macleay
Charles Jay Muskin
David Patrick Putzi
Laura Marie Robinson
Steven Francis Wrobel
District Court for Anne Arundel County Retirement of the Honorable Megan B. Johnson 4/11/14

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
David Paul Ash
David Shelton Bruce
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Frederick Harrison Collins
Jessica Ann Daigle
Philip A. Dales, III
Warren Washburn Davis, III
Kathleen Anne Evans
John Kenneth Gardner
Keith Jerome Gross
John Francis Gunning
Stanley David Janor
Rickey Nelson Jones
Glenn Louis Klavans
Michael Lee May
Nicolle Jacqueline Norris
Michael Spero Pappafotis
Laura Marie Robinson
Stephen William Thibodeau
Robert Jeffrey Thompson
Cathleen Marie Vitale

6/12/14 David Shelton Bruce
Warren Washburn Davis, III
John Kenneth Gardner
John Francis Gunning
Michael Lee May
Laura Marie Robinson
Circuit Court for Garrett County Retirement of the Honorable James L. Sherbin 4/14/14

Stephan Martin Moylan
Raymond George Strubin
Daryl Theodore Walters

6/2/14 Stephan Martin Moylan
Raymond George Strubin (8-26-14)
Daryl Theodore Walters
Circuit Court for Howard County Retirement of the Honorable Louis A. Becker, III 4/14/14

Fred Luedde Coover
Mary Virginia Murphy
George  Psoras, Jr.
Frank Todd Taylor, Jr.

5/20/14 Mary Virginia Murphy
Frank Todd Taylor, Jr.

POSITION WILL BE READVERTISED
Circuit Court for Howard County Retirement of the Honorable Louis A. Becker, III

READVERTISEMENT
7/15/14

James Francis Brewer
Mary Morton Kramer
Timothy Scott Mitchell
George Psoras, Jr.
Carol Ann Smith
**Mary Virginia Murphy
**Frank Todd Taylor, Jr.

9/11/14  

Court of Special Appeals
(At-Large)

Retirement of the Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. 4/30/14 **Krystal Quinn Alves
**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
**Audrey J. S. Carrion
**Harriet Ellen Cooperman
**Daniel Alan Friedman
**Melanie Shaw Geter
**Thomas Edward Lynch, III
**James Bradford McCullough
**Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
**Henry Mark Stichel
**Denise Oakes Shaffer
**Martin Eugene Wolf
-- **Krystal Quinn Alves
**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
**Audrey J. S. Carrion
**Harriet Ellen Cooperman
**Daniel Alan Friedman (8-26-14)
**Melanie Shaw Geter
**Thomas Edward Lynch, III
**James Bradford McCullough
**Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
**Henry Mark Stichel
**Denise Oakes Shaffer
**Martin Eugene Wolf

*Individuals whose names were submitted to the Governor for a judicial vacancy but who were not appointed 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.