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. This usually occurs the same day or morning after the Commission meets. 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 George M. Lipman

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

**Laurie Bennett
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Catherine Chen
**Geoffrey Giles Hengerer      
**Darren Lee Kadish

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

Retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis

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

Retirement of the Honorable Helen I. Harrington

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

**Monise Alexis Brown 
**Patrick Joseph Devine 
**Makeba Gibbs 
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

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

Retirement of the Honorable Thomas C. Groton, III

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/07/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Richard John Brueckner, Jr.
Jeffrey Burton Cropper
Michael William Farlow
David Charles Gaskill
Julie Marion Guyer
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Steven William Rakow
Joseph Frederick Schanno
Regan James Reno Smith

Comm. Mtg:
10-10-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Jeffrey Burton Cropper
David Charles Gaskill
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Regan James Reno Smith

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Mary Margaret Kent (12/28/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Richard R. Bloxom

Close Date @4:30pm:
09/07/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Richard John Brueckner, Jr.
Jeffrey Burton Cropper
Michael William Farlow
David Charles Gaskill
Julie Marion Guyer
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Steven William Rakow
Joseph Frederick Schanno
Regan James Reno Smith

Comm. Mtg:
10-10-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Jeffrey Burton Cropper
David Charles Gaskill
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Regan James Reno Smith

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Beau Hendrick Oglesby (12/28/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Barry A. Hamilton

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/01/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Stephen Francis Allen
Damon LaMonte Bell
Amy Julia Bills
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Jill Reid Cummins
Victor Manuel Del Pino
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Tammy Allison Holloway
Neil Ian Jacobs
Mary Kathryn Knight
John David Lalos
Maura Louise Lynch
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Victor Emanuel Romao Palmeiro
David Alfred Schiller
Thomas Mark Tamm
Vanita Michelle Taylor
David Errol Tompkins - withdrew
Warren Edward Tydings, Jr.
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Comm. Mtg:
07-07-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Amy Julia Bills
Jill Reid Cummins
Mary Kathryn Knight
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Karen Anne Ferretti (12/21/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Gary G. Everngam

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/01/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Stephen Francis Allen
Damon LaMonte Bell
Amy Julia Bills
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Jill Reid Cummins
Victor Manuel Del Pino
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Tammy Allison Holloway
Neil Ian Jacobs
Mary Kathryn Knight
John David Lalos
Maura Louise Lynch
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Victor Emanuel Romao Palmeiro
David Alfred Schiller
Thomas Mark Tamm
Vanita Michelle Taylor
David Errol Tompkins - withdrew
Warren Edward Tydings, Jr.
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Comm. Mtg:
07-07-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Amy Julia Bills
Jill Reid Cummins
Mary Kathryn Knight
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Amy Julia Bills (12/21/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Eugene Wolfe

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/01/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Stephen Francis Allen
Damon LaMonte Bell
Amy Julia Bills
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Jill Reid Cummins
Victor Manuel Del Pino
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Tammy Allison Holloway
Neil Ian Jacobs
Mary Kathryn Knight
John David Lalos
Maura Louise Lynch
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Victor Emanuel Romao Palmeiro
David Alfred Schiller
Thomas Mark Tamm
Vanita Michelle Taylor
David Errol Tompkins - withdrew
Warren Edward Tydings, Jr.
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Comm. Mtg:
07-07-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Carlos Federico Acosta
Amy Julia Bills
Jill Reid Cummins
Mary Kathryn Knight
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Aileen Elizabeth Oliver (12/21/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Margaret M. Schweitzer

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

**Carlos Federico Acosta
**Amy Julia Bills
**Jill Reid Cummins
**Mary Kathryn Knight
**Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
**Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Carlos Federico Acosta
**Amy Julia Bills
**Jill Reid Cummins
**Mary Kathryn Knight
**Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
**Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti 
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III 
**David Warren Lease 
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Carlos Federico Acosta (12/21/17)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Alfred Nance

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

**Charles Mario Blomquist 
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens 
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr. 
**Hope Tipton 
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

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

Retirement of the Honorable William H. Adkins, III

Close Date @4:30pm:
10/12/2017
Applicants Pool **:

Henry Phillips Dove
Thomas Frederick Filbert
Ellen Barry Grunden
William Carroll Hollis, III 
Karen Reisinger Ketterman
Kara Maria Millerwithdrew
Christine Dulla Rickard

Comm. Mtg:
11-15-2017
Nominees Pool **:

Henry Phillips Dove
William Carroll Hollis, III 
Karen Reisinger Ketterman