Eleven people – mostly Bel Air lawyers, with a state’s attorney and district court judge sprinkled in – seek appointment by Governor Martin O’Malley to replace retiring Harford County Circuit Court Judge Thomas E. Marshall.
The list of 11 candidates under consideration for nomination and appointment includes:
– Hiram Edward Andrews, III, Bel Air general criminal practice, personal injury lawyer, family law attorney
– Margaret Ada Attanasio, Bel Air family law attorney, former Harford County People’s Counsel
– Melba Elizabeth Bowen, Harford County Assistant State’s Attorney
– Victor Kuras Butanis, Maryland District Court Judge
– Joseph Ignatius Cassilly, Harford County State’s Attorney
– Michael Hugh Andrew Daney, Harford County Associate Zoning Hearing Examiner
– Melissa Lazarich Lambert, Harford County Assistant State’s Attorney
– Harold Scott Lewis, Bel Air attorney
– Kerwin Anthony Miller, Sr., Deputy Cecil County State’s Attorney and chief homicide prosecutor
– Damon Arthur Pace, Bel Air criminal and traffic attorney
– Diane Adkins Tobin, Harford County Assistant State’s Attorney
The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet September 8 to select and nominate to the Governor persons found by the Commission to be legally and most fully professionally qualified to fill a vacancy.
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, Program Services, 2001-D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The comments must be received at least one week prior to the commission meeting date.
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.