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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Fills Vacancies on the Maryland Court of Appeals, Circuit Court for Harford County

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Judge Michele Hotten to the Maryland Court of Appeals, and Mr. Kevin Mahoney to the Circuit Court for Harford County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commissions.

“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident in Judge Hotten and Mr. Mahoney’s ability to be strong advocates for the law and our citizens in their respective courts,” said Governor Hogan. “Their extensive legal experience in our state has well-prepared them and I offer my sincere congratulations.”

Michele Denise Hotten will fill a vacancy on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Michele Hotten has been a judge for the past twenty-one years, serving on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, and the District Court for Prince George’s County. Her previous experience includes private practice and service in Prince George’s County Government. Judge Hotten graduated from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Joseph Mahoney will fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Harford County. Kevin Mahoney has practiced law for 28 years almost exclusively in the state circuit and district courts, and is currently a shareholder at Snee, Mahoney, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A. His previous experience includes private practice and clerking for a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge. Mr. Mahoney graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland.

These appointments will take effect immediately.

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