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.
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Leo E. Green, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/17/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Bryon Seth Bereano
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Honorable Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart

Comm. Mtg:
10-24-2019
Nominees Pool **:

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

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Honorable Bryon Seth Bereano (11/27/19)

 

 

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/16/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Andrea Marissa Francine Chee-a-tow
Leon Mathias Debes, Jr.
Adam Daniel Greivell
Joseph Scott Michael
Travis William Poole
Bernard William Semler, II
Andrew Fisher Wilkinson

Comm. Mtg:
10-28-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Adam Daniel Greivell
Joseph Scott Michael
Travis William Poole
Andrew Fisher Wilkinson

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Andrew Fisher Wilkinson (11/27/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable John P. Rue, II

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**James Leo Britt
**Kendra Elise Hayward
**Abigail Hughes Marsh
**David Bruce Martz
**Mark Andrew Tyler

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Abigail Hughes Marsh (11/20/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable L. Bruce Wade

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

Albert Gillis Allen, III
James Leo Britt
Karen Martin Dean
Peter Joseph Golba
Jenifer Susan Goolie
Kendra Elise Hayward
Abigail Hughes Marsh
David Bruce Martz
Kristen Marie Ross
Mark Andrew Tyler
Andrew Alan Whitehead

Comm. Mtg:
10-08-2019
Nominees Pool **:

James Leo Britt
Kendra Elise Hayward
Abigail Hughes Marsh
David Bruce Martz
Mark Andrew Tyler

 

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

David Bruce Martz (11/20/19)

NOTE:  More than likely, the Commission meeting will take place at the end of January or early February 2020.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Alexander Wright, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/16/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
**Honorable Lawrence Paul Fletcher-Hill
**Brian Scott Kleinbord
**Rachel Theora McGuckian
**Phillip Robert Zuber

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:


 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Ronald A. Silkworth

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/18/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Edward Wesley Adams
Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Christine Marie Celeste
Timothy Fitzmaurice
John Francis Gunning
Mark Wayne Howes
Ginina Alexandra Jackson-Stevenson
Rickey Nelson Jones
Michael Edward Malone
William Edward Nolan
Kathleen Elizabeth Rogers
Richard Robert Trunnell
**Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
**Andrew Brian Greenspan
**Michael Lee May

Comm. Mtg:
11-12-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Christine Marie Celeste
John Francis Gunning
Kathleen Elizabeth Rogers
Richard Robert Trunnell
**Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
**Andrew Brian Greenspan
**Michael Lee May

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/18/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Karen Maria Authement
Kathleen Ebersole Byrne
Thomas Francis Casey
Christine Marie Celeste
Frank Chester Gray, Jr.
John Francis Gunning
Mark Wayne Howes
Rickey Nelson Jones
Melissa Brooke McKay
Kelly Michele Poma
Richard Robert Trunnell
**Kemp Walden Hammond
**Michael Lee May
**Mai-Thy (Christine) Phuong Pham

Comm. Mtg:
11-12-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Kathleen Ebersole Byrne
Frank Chester Gray, Jr.
Kelly Michele Poma
**Kemp Walden Hammond
**Michael Lee May
**Mai-Thy (Christine) Phuong Pham

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Thomas G. Ross

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/20/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Michael Andrew Cuches
Joyce Elizabeth Jones
Carla Lynn Knight
Jane Chace Miller
Crystal Sewak Richard
Steven Craig Sewell

Comm. Mtg:
11-07-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Carla Lynn Knight
Crystal Sewak Richard
Steven Craig Sewell

Reason for Vacancy:

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

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

Wennesa Bell Snoddy
John Anthony Bielec
Jhana Rakelle Bogan
Dolores Dorsainvil
Llamilet Gutierrez
William Carl Isler, II
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Nycole Grissett Morton
Laura Joy Novello Fuggitti
Revee Michaela Walters
**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

Comm. Mtg:
10-24-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Wennesa Bell Snoddy
John Anthony Bielec
Dolores Dorsainvil
Llamilet Gutierrez
William Carl Isler, II
Laura Joy Novello Fuggitti
Revee Michaela Walters
**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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable James B. Sarsfield

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

Stephen Francis Allen
Patrick Mitri Connelly
Victor Manuel Del Pino
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
Mira Aviv Feldstein
Brian Reed Frank
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
John Thomas Henderson
Mary Christine Herdman
Maura Louise Lynch
Ann Marie O’Brien

Lara Marie Peirce (withdrew)
Mitchell Rubenstein
Samantha Beth Sandler
David Alfred Schiller
(withdrew)
Carlotta Ann Woodward
**Deborah Murrell Whelihan

 

Comm. Mtg:
10-04-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Victor Manuel Del Pino
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**Deborah Murrell Whelihan

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Victor Manuel Del Pino (11/1/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable J. Barry Hughes

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

Laura Guadalupe Morton-Coleman
Amy Blank Ocampo
Samantha Zanger Smith
Richard Roger Titus

Comm. Mtg:
09-19-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Laura Guadalupe Morton-Coleman
Samantha Zanger Smith
Richard Roger Titus

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Richard Roger Titus (11/1/19)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Edward A. Malloy, Jr.

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

Erich Michael Bean
Michael Scott Cohen
Jessica Lynne Colwell
Jayci Shaw Duncan
Rebecca Freeland Lechliter
Lisa Kaye Peskin
Sivan Ramani Pillai
James Thomas Speis, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
10-02-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Erich Michael Bean
Jessica Lynne Colwell
James Thomas Speis, Jr.

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Erich Michael Bean (10/31/19)

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:
09/16/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Jonathan Biran
Russell Paul Butler
Rickey Nelson Jones
Honorable Timothy Elmer Meredith
Michael Patrick Redmond
Honorable Laura Sue Ripken
Honorable Michael John Stamm (withdrew)
George Somerville Tolley, III
Honorable Cathleen Marie Vitale
Tara Sky Woodward

Comm. Mtg:
10-29-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Jonathan Biran
Honorable Timothy Elmer Meredith
Tara Sky Woodward

Reason for Vacancy:

New Judgeship (Chapter 749 of the 2019 Legislative Session)

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/17/2019
Applicants Pool **:

Buffy Nicole Giddens
Alfred Shane Mattingly
Kathleen Marie McClernan-Walz
Daniel Aaron Martin Slade
Alycia Ellwood Stack
James Lee Tanavage
Michael Gerald Terhune (withdrew)
Theodore Paul Weiner
Marsha Lynette Williams

Comm. Mtg:
10-21-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Buffy Nicole Giddens
Daniel Aaron Martin Slade
James Lee Tanavage

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
Applicants Pool **:

Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean
Liza Sue Castles
Crea Axley Jacobson
Honorable Theodore Philip LeBlanc
(withdrew)
Pamela Reid Lucas
Sierra Brooke Mitchell
Jennifer Lynn Morton
Ian Alexander Pesetsky
Andrew Simon Rappaport
Justin Joel Sasser

Comm. Mtg:
09-26-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean

Sierra Brooke Mitchell
Jennifer Lynn Morton
Andrew Simon Rappaport
Justin Joel Sasser

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Mark Wayne Carmean (10/23/19)
Andrew Simon Rappaport (10/23/19)
 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Nelson W. Rupp, Jr.

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

Bibi Mariama Berry
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Michael Joseph McAuliffe
Ann Marie O'Brien
Holly Ann Whittier
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky      
**Honorable John Christian Moffett

Comm. Mtg:
10-04-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Bibi Mariama Berry
Michael Joseph McAuliffe

**Theresa Michelle Chernosky      
**Honorable John Christian Moffett

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

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

 

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Thurman H. Rhodes

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

**LaKeecia Renee Allen
**Wennesa Bell Snoddy
**John Anthony Bielec

**Stacey Maria Cobb Smith
**Gerald A. A. Collins

**Dolores Dorsainvil
**Llamilet Gutierrez
**William Carl Isler, II
**Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
**Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach

**Laura Joy Novello Fuggitti
**Melissa Alesia Pryce Rodriguez
**Revee Michaela Walters
**Rhonda Alexis Wood

 

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Terrence J. McGann

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/30/2019
Applicants Pool **:

**Bibi Mariama Berry
**Michael Joseph McAuliffe
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Honorable John Christian Moffett

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:
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