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 H. Patrick Stringer, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
04/04/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Marc Anthony DeSimone, Jr.
Ryan Robert Dietrich
Ari Jason Kodeck
Kathleen Carol Murphy
Hossein Reza Parvizian
James Lamont Rhodes
Ralph Laurence Sapia
Ephraim R. Siff
**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Andrew Michael Belt
**Margaret Leigh Kessler
**Lisa Yvette Settles

Comm. Mtg:
05-23-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Kathleen Carol Murphy
James Lamont Rhodes
**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Andrew Michael Belt
**Margaret Leigh Kessler
**Lisa Yvette Settles

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Philip N. Tirabassi

Close Date @4:30pm:
04/04/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Kelly Reaver Benefiel
Maria Kristina Caruso
Christina Marie Cuomo
Robert Norman Daniels
Marc Anthony DeSimone, Jr.
Ari Jason Kodeck
Kathleen Carol Murphy
Magistrate Dilip Barrid Paliath
Stavros (Steve) Andrew Papaminas
Hossein Reza Parvizian
John Christopher Schropp
Jessica Marie Whitney
Ian Drew Wright
**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**Michael Joseph Dunty
**Syeetah Ann Hampton-EL
**Patrick Erney Maher
**Jennifer Warfield Ritter

Comm. Mtg:
05-23-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Kathleen Carol Murphy
Magistrate Dilip Barrid Paliath
Hossein Reza Parvizian
John Christopher Schropp
Ian Drew Wright
**Andrew Gerard Bailey
**Michael Joseph Dunty
**Syeetah Ann Hampton-EL
**Patrick Erney Maher
**Jennifer Warfield Ritter

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Raymond G. Strubin

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/24/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Robert Louis Allen, Jr.
Stanley Michael Ambridge
Justin Nathaniel Gregory
Magistrate Tracey Leeann Henline
Steven Lee Tiedemann
Lisa Thayer Welch

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

Retirement of the Honorable Richard E. Jordan

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/23/2022
Applicants Pool **:

**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
08-03-2022
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Resignation of the Honorable Karen Friedman

Close Date @4:30pm:
03/28/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Magistrate Kimberly Charon McBride
Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
Henry Mark Stichel
Magistrate Hope Tipton
Levi Stuart Zaslow
**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Darren L. Kadish
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

 

Comm. Mtg:
05-16-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Magistrate Kimberly Charon McBride
Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
Henry Mark Stichel
Magistrate Hope Tipton
Levi Stuart Zaslow
**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Darren L. Kadish
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable W. Louis Hennessy

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/12/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Magistrate Douglas Craig Cooley
Patrick Joseph Devine
Kimberly Lee Fullerton
Sue Ann Greer
Michele Renee Harris
Jaimee Chaveed Holmes
Albert Hughes Williams

Comm. Mtg:
07-06-2022
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Daniel R. Mumford

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/12/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Magistrate Cathi Van de Meulebroecke Coates
Patrizia Juliana Coletta
Michael William Farlow
David Charles Gaskill
Steven William Rakow
Regan James Reno Smith
Kristina Louise Watkowski

Comm. Mtg:
07-14-2022
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable David W. Densford

Close Date @4:30pm:
12/02/2021
Applicants Pool **:

Sue Ann Lewis Armitage
Buffy Nicole Giddens
Amy Danielle Lorenzini
Alfred Shane Mattingly
Daniel Aaron Martin Slade
Marsha Lynette Williams

Comm. Mtg:
01-28-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Sue Ann Lewis Armitage
Buffy Nicole Giddens
Amy Danielle Lorenzini

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

Amy Danielle Lorenzini (05/11/2022)

Reason for Vacancy:

Resignation of the Honorable Ingrid M. Turner

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/09/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Magistrate Stenise LaNez Rolle
Charles Todd Merryman Steuart
**Donnell Wilfred Turner
**Rhonda Alexis Wood

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

Retirement of the Honorable Jane C. Murray

Close Date @4:30pm:
03/21/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Nathaniel Coleman Bowen
Cameron Andrew Brown
Edwin Benjamin Fockler, IV
Melissa Anne Ricke
Charles Evan Rollins

Comm. Mtg:
05-05-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Cameron Andrew Brown
Edwin Benjamin Fockler, IV
Charles Evan Rollins

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Heather L. Price to Circuit Court

Close Date @4:30pm:
03/21/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Sloane Renauld Franklin
Marc Elliot Mandel - withdrew
Walter Butler Palmer
Zachary Ian Reid
Joseph Albert Riley
**Dennis Joseph Farina 
**Maureen Derrig Keogh

Comm. Mtg:
05-03-2022
Nominees Pool **:

Walter Butler Palmer
Joseph Albert Riley
**Dennis Joseph Farina 
**Maureen Derrig Keogh

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Robert B. Kershaw

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

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Martin Harold Schreiber, II (4/20/2022)

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Julie R. Rubin to the Federal Bench

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

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey (4/20/2022)

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Anne K. Albright to the Court of Special Appeals

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

**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Mary Elizabeth Ayres
**Louis Michael Leibowitz
**James Bradford McCullough

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Louis Michael Leibowitz (4/20/2022)

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Pamela J. White

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

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Nicole Kimberly Barmore
**Honorable Catherine Chen
**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella
**Darren Lee Kadish
**LaZette Charnae Ringgold-Kirksey
**Martin Harold Schreiber, II
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Paul Joseph Cucuzzella (4/20/2022)

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

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Angela M. Eaves to the Court of Appeals

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

Retirement of the Honorable William C. Mulford, II

Close Date @4:30pm:
04/07/2022
Applicants Pool **:

Jennifer Michelle Alexander
Christine Marie Celeste
Magistrate Ginina Alexandra Jackson-Stevenson
Rickey Nelson Jones
William Edward Nolan
Carl North Zacarias
**Elizabeth Lynn Adams
**Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
**Kelly Michele Poma

Comm. Mtg:
07-12-2022
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Jack I. Lesser

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

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Kay Natalie Harding

**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Kay Natalie Harding

**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Carol Magid Johnson (5/11/22)

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:
Applicants Pool **:

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Kay Natalie Harding

**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

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

Resignation of the Honorable Catherine C. O'Malley

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

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Kay Natalie Harding

**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Comm. Mtg:
Nominees Pool **:

**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer
**Benjamin Michael Grossman
**Kay Natalie Harding

**Magistrate Troy Khalik Hill
**Carol Magid Johnson
**Darren Lee Kadish
**Lydia Susan Robinson
**Jocelyn Lang Williams
**Matthew Irwin Wyman

Appointed (Date of Appointment):

**Kay Natalie Harding (5/11/22)