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.

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

Reason for Vacancy:

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 (withdrew)
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:
09-20-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Sheryl D. H. Atkins
Andrew Gerard Bailey
Bruce Edelman Friedman
Elise Song Kurlander
Patrick Erney Maher
Guido Porcarelli
Stuart Alan Schadt
Lisa Yvette Settles
Michael Wisit Siri
Rodney Clinton Warren

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Guido Porcarelli (7/10/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeships (2) - Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session

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

**Sheryl D. H. Atkins
**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**Bruce Edelman Friedman
**Elise Song Kurlander 
**Patrick Erney Maher
**Guido Porcarelli
**Stuart Alan Schadt
**Lisa Yvette Settles
**Michael Wisit Siri
**Rodney Clinton Warren

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Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Bruce Edelman Friedman (7/10/19)
**Michael Wisit Siri (7/10/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeships (2) - Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/31/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**LaKeecia Renee Allen
**Stacey Maria Cobb Smith
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
**Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
**Melissa Alesia Pryce Rodriguez
**Rhonda Alexis Wood

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Nelson W. Rupp, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/31/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**Theresa Michelle Chernosky      
**Honorable John Christian Moffett

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable J. Barry Hughes

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/29/2019
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable James B. Sarsfield

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/29/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**Deborah Murrell Whelihan

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable L. Bruce Wade

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/29/2019
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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Leo E. Green, Jr.

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

**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Honorable Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart

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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Terrence J. McGann

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

**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Honorable John Christian Moffett

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Edward A. Malloy, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/25/2019
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Timothy J. Doory

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/25/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett
Elevation of the Honorable E. Gregory Wells to the Court of Special Appeals

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/25/2019
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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

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

**Kemp Walden Hammond
**Michael Lee May
**Mai-Thy (Christine) Phuong Pham

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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

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NOTE:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

The Fifth Appellate Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following jurisdictions:  Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Mark T. O'Brien

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

LaKeecia Renee Allen
Wyndell Oliver Banks
Stacey Maria Cobb Smith
Gerald A. A. Collins
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Antoini  Martin Jones (withdrew)
Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
Melissa Alesia Pryce Rodriguez
Carolyn Starks-Saxon
Rhonda Alexis Wood
**Kimberly Vicena Lewis

Comm. Mtg:
10-16-2018
Nominees Pool **:

LaKeecia Renee Allen
Stacey Maria Cobb Smith
Gerald A. A. Collins
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
Melissa Alesia Pryce Rodriguez
Rhonda Alexis Wood
**Kimberly Vicena Lewis