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.

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Marcus Z. Shar

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

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

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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.

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Laura S. Ripken to the Court of Special Appeals

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/11/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Jennifer Michelle Alexander
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Rickey Nelson Jones
Michael Edward Malone
Kelly Michele Poma
David Lee Russell
Carl North Zacarias
**Christine Marie Celeste
**John Francis Gunning
**Kathleen Elizabeth Rogers

Comm. Mtg:
06-21-2021
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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.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Terry A. Myers

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/10/2021
Applicants Pool **:

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

Comm. Mtg:
06-23-2021
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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.

This vacancy is being re-advertised.  The new closing date is Tuesday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Reason for Vacancy:

Honorable Amy J. Bragunier Vacancy

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/18/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Monise Alexis Brown
Adrienne Morgan Davis
Sarah Freeman Proctor
**Honorable William Louis Hennessy

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Beverly J. Woodard

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/24/2021
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
07-21-2021
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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 June 28 and/or June 30, 2021.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Patricia L. Mitchell

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

**Michael Ormond Glynn, III

Comm. Mtg:
06-28-2021
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NOTE:  Applications for this vacancy are not being accepted at this time.

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Stacy A. Mayer to the Circuit Court

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

**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**Michael Joseph Dunty
**Syeetah Ann Hampton-EL
**Patrick Erney Maher
**Krystin Jane Richardson
**Jennifer Warfield Ritter
**Susan Chambers Zellweger

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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.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Brian D. Green

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/17/2021
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
07-15-2021
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NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, interviews with the Carroll County Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person.

NOTE:  This vacancy is being re-advertised.  The closing date is Monday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Thomas F. Stansfield

Close Date @4:30pm:
03/22/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Brian Lee DeLeonardo
Gregory Alan Dorsey
James Anthony Lanier
**Laura Guadalupe Morton-Coleman
**Samantha Zanger Smith

Comm. Mtg:
04-15-2021
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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:  Due to COVID-19, interviews with the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person.

This vacancy is being re-advertised.  The new closing date is May 27, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The Commission meeting will be held on June 28 and/or June 30, 2021.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Gary E. Bair

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/27/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Carlos Frederico Acosta
Theresa Michelle Chernosky
Rachel Theora McGuckian
Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Mellen (withdrew)

Comm. Mtg:
06-28-2021
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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.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Kathleen G. Cox

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/06/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Andrew Michael Belt
Maria Kristina Caruso
Garret Peter Glennon
Margaret Leigh Kessler
Ari Jason Kodeck
Hossein Reza Parvizian
Ralph Laurence Sapia
**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Wendy Zerwitz Schenker
**Lisa Yvette Settles

Comm. Mtg:
06-04-2021
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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:  Due to COVID-19, interviews with the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Sally C. Chester

Close Date @4:30pm:
11/19/2020
Applicants Pool **:

Andrew Gerard Bailey
Andrew Michael Belt (withdrew)
Jo Ann Camm
Maria Kristina Caruso
Christina Marie Cuomo
Robert Norman Daniels
Michael Joseph Dunty
Alan Philip Goodwich
Syeetah Ann Hampton-EL
Laura Courtenay Jenifer
Ari Jason Kodeck
Patrick Erney Maher
James Michael McGuinn
Angela Marie Oetting
Dilip Barrid Paliath
Hossein Reza Parvizian
Krystin Jane Richardson
Jennifer Warfield Ritter
Stuart Alan Schadt
Ephraim R. Siff
Karmen Marie Slezak
William Joseph Somerville
Roopesh Vijayan
Ian Drew Wright
Susan Chambers Zellweger

Comm. Mtg:
12-17-2020
Nominees Pool **:

Andrew Gerard Bailey
Michael Joseph Dunty
Syeetah Ann Hampton-EL
Patrick Erney Maher
Krystin Jane Richardson
Jennifer Warfield Ritter
Susan Chambers Zellweger

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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