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:  We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable J. Barry Hughes

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

The First Appellate Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following jurisdictions:  Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

 

NOTE:  This vacancy is being re-advertised for new applicants.  Please note the new closing date below. 

 

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Sally D. Adkins

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/26/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Brynja McDivitt Booth
Christopher Francis Drummond
Joyce Elizabeth Jones
Honorable Christopher Burlee Kehoe
Carla Lynn Knight
Jane Chace Miller
Honorable Brett Windsor Wilson

Comm. Mtg:
01-14-2019
Nominees Pool **:

Brynja McDivitt Booth
Honorable Christopher Burlee Kehoe
Honorable Brett Windsor Wilson

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Brynja McDivitt Booth (3/12/19)

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Bruce Michael Bender
Steven Bennett Gould
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Rachel Theora McGuckian
Honorable Chung Ki Pak
Honorable Ronald Barry Rubin
Terrence Mark Ranko Zic

**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
11-26-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Steven Bennett Gould
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Rachel Theora McGuckian
**James Bradford McCullough

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Steven Bennett Gould (3/12/19)

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Deborah S. Eyler

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/22/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Krystal Quinn Alves
Honorable Shannon Elizabeth Avery
Bruce Michael Bender
Joseph Edward Carey
Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
Honorable Lawrence Paul Fletcher-Hill
Steven Bennett Gould
Rickey Nelson Jones
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Steven Michael Klepper
Jeremy Mark McCoy
Rachel Theora McGuckian
Honorable Chung Ki Pak
Honorable Ronald Barry Rubin
Steven Lee Tiedemann
Honorable Edward Gregory Wells
Honorable Pamela Janice White
Phillip Robert Zuber

**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
**Gardner Mareen Duvall 
**Kurt James Fischer 
**James Bradford McCullough
**Honorable Sean Daniel Wallace (withdrew)

Comm. Mtg:
11-26-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
Honorable Lawrence Paul Fletcher-Hill
Steven Bennett Gould
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Rachel Theora McGuckian
Honorable Edward Gregory Wells
Phillip Robert Zuber
**Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
**Gardner Mareen Duvall 
**Kurt James Fischer 
**James Bradford McCullough

 

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Honorable Edward Gregory Wells (3/12/19)

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable L. Bruce Wade

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Edward A. Malloy, Jr.

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable James B. Sarsfield

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

**Deborah Murrell Whelihan

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Timothy J. Doory

Close Date @4:30pm:
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**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

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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

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