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.

The Third Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington Counties.

NOTE:  This vacancy is being re-advertised at the request of the Governor in order to attract as broad a field of candidates as possible consistent with his commitment to diversity and outreach. 

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Joseph M. Getty

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/30/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Matthew John Fader
Honorable Kathryn Grill Graeff
Honorable Andrea Margaretta Leahy
Steven Lee Tiedemann

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Brian D. Green

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/17/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Edward John Coyne
James Anthony Lanier
Cara Yvonne Lewis
Laura Guadalupe Morton-Coleman
Ryan Earl Naugle
George Psoras, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
07-15-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Edward John Coyne
James Anthony Lanier
Cara Yvonne Lewis

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Cara Yvonne Lewis (10/26/2021)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Marcus Z. Shar

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/26/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Nicole Kimberly Barmore
Honorable Catherine Chen
Gregory Dolin
John Alvin Henderson
Ana De La Hoz Hernandez
La Zette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
Honorable Michael Stephen Studdard
Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III
**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Hope Tipton

Comm. Mtg:
09-09-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Nicole Kimberly Barmore
Honorable Catherine Chen
La Zette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Hope Tipton

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Charles Mario Blomquist (10/26/2021)

The Second Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Baltimore and Harford Counties.

NOTE:  This vacancy is being re-advertised at the request of the Governor in order to attract as broad a field of candidates as possible consistent with his commitment to diversity and outreach.

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Robert N. McDonald

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Robert Scott Brennen
Honorable Daniel Alan Friedman
Irwin Raphael Kramer
Jason Daniel Medinger
Honorable Douglas Richard Miller Nazarian
Julie Marie Reamy
Honorable Dennis Michael Robinson, Jr.

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Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Richard S. Bernhardt

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/19/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Bradley William Bloodworth
Claude de Vastey Jones
Mark Joseph Muffoletto
Stephanie Picard Porter
Carol Ann Smith

Comm. Mtg:
11-10-2021
Nominees Pool **:

The Seventh Appellate Judicial Circuit represents Montgomery County.

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Steven B. Gould to the Court of Appeals

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Anne Korbel Albright
Honorable Sharon Veronica Burrell
Honorable Jeannie Eun-Kyung Cho
Mariana Cristina Cordier
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Honorable Michael Joseph McAuliffe
Meghan Suzanne Skelton
Rosalyn Tang
Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams
*James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
11-29-2021
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Passing of the Honorable Jonathan G. Newell

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Sloane Renauld Franklin
Maureen Derrig Keogh
Marc Elliot Mandel
Walter Butler Palmer

Comm. Mtg:
11-15-2021
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Brett W. Wilson

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Philip Thomas Cronan
Michael Patrick Geleta
William Hambler Jones

Comm. Mtg:
11-15-2021
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable William R. Nicklas, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/13/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Teresa Rivera Bean
Joanmarie Raymond Brubaker
Kathleen Diane English
Julia Ann Minner
Michael Joseph Moore

Comm. Mtg:
10-15-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Joanmarie Raymond Brubaker
Kathleen Diane English
Julia Ann Minner

Reason for Vacancy:

Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Daniel P. Dwyer

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/13/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Andrea Marissa Francine Chee-a-tow
Leon Mathias Debes, Jr.
Kirk Chalis Downey
Jason Morton
Loren Rebecca Villa
**Adam Daniel Greivell
**Joseph Scott Michael
**Travis William Poole

Comm. Mtg:
11-17-2021
Nominees Pool **:

At the Governor's request, the Montgomery County Judicial Nominating Commission will reconvene on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Gary E. Bair

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/23/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Carlos Frederico Acosta
Mary Elizabeth Ayres
Theresa Michelle Chernosky

Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Lili  Khozeimeh
Lena Yejoon Kim
Louis Michael Leibowitz
James Bradford McCullough
Rachel Theora McGuckian
Ayo Mario Stevens


 

Comm. Mtg:
10-26-2021
Nominees Pool **:

Honorable Carlos Frederico Acosta
Mary Elizabeth Ayres
Theresa Michelle Chernosky

Honorable Kathleen Marie Dumais
Louis Michael Leibowitz
James Bradford McCullough
Rachel Theora McGuckian

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable C. Carey Deeley, Jr.

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

**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Andrew Michael Belt
**Garret Peter Glennon
**Margaret Leigh Kessler
**Lisa Yvette Settles

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Andrew Michael Belt
**Garret Peter Glennon
**Margaret Leigh Kessler
**Lisa Yvette Settles

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Garret Peter Glennon (09/30/2021)

This vacancy is being re-advertised a second time to seek additional applicants.  The new closing date is Wednesday, October 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Reason for Vacancy:

Honorable Amy J. Bragunier Vacancy

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/13/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Monise Alexis Brown
Adrienne Morgan Davis
Kimberly Lee Fullerton
Jaimee Chaveed Holmes
Sarah Freeman Proctor
**Honorable William Louis Hennessy

Comm. Mtg:
11-11-2021
Nominees Pool **:

NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Robert A. Greenberg

Close Date @4:30pm:
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NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Cynthia Callahan

Close Date @4:30pm:
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NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, interviews with the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person.

The Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Patricia L. Mitchell

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/20/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Patrick Mitri Connelly
William David Day
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
Brian Reed Frank
Jessica Marie Hall
John Thomas Henderson
Mary Christine Herdman
Patrick Jeffrey Mays
Rosalyn Tang
Carlotta Ann Woodward
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III

Comm. Mtg:
06-30-2021
Nominees Pool **:

David Keith Felsen
Patrick Jeffrey Mays
Rosalyn Tang
Carlotta Ann Woodward
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III

NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Barbara B. Waxman

Close Date @4:30pm:
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NOTE: Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time. 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Joan Bossmann Gordon

Close Date @4:30pm:
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NOTE: Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time. 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Kathleen M. Sweeney

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

**Stephan Wayne Fogleman, Jr.       
**Kay Natalie Harding
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Kimberly Charon McBride
**Lydia Susan Robinson

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NOTE: Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time. 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable C. Yvonne Holt-Stone

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

**Stephan Wayne Fogleman, Jr.
**Kay Natalie Harding
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Kimberly Charon McBride
**Lydia Susan Robinson

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NOTE: Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time. 

Reason for Vacancy:

Honorable Devy P. Russell Vacancy

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

**Stephan Wayne Fogleman, Jr.
**Kay Natalie Harding
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Kimberly Charon McBride
**Lydia Susan Robinson

 

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