Seven apply for Maryland Court of Appeals Vacancy (Third Appellate Circuit)

Four judges and three attorneys have applied for the Court of Appeals vacancy that will arise when Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty turns 70 this coming April. This expanded list of applicants comes after the vacancy was “re-advertised at the request of the Governor in order to attract as broad a field of candidates as possible consistent with his commitment to diversity and outreach.”

This seat on the State’s highest court is for the Third Appellate Judicial Circuit, which includes Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington Counties. The applicants are:

Keith Stuart Blair, Attorney at The Blair Law Firm, LLC
Honorable Matthew John Fader, Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals
Honorable Dino Ernesto Flores, Jr., Judge of the District Court of Maryland for Frederick County
Honorable Kathryn Grill Graeff, Judge of the Court of Special Appeals
Honorable Andrea Margaretta Leahy, Judge of the Court of Special Appeals
Steven Lee Tiedemann, Chief Business Officer & General Counsel for Powell Recovery Center, Inc.
Mitchell Craig Wolf, General Counsel for U.S. Agency for International Development

The Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the applicants on January 6 and 7.

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