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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Baltimore City Judicial Appointments

Fills Three Vacancies on the District Court for Baltimore City

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Katie O’Hara, Michael Studdard, and Nicole Taylor to the District Court for Baltimore City. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Baltimore City.

“Ms. O’Hara, Mr. Studdard, and Ms. Taylor each possess an extensive legal background and have exhibited integrity and a commitment to justice throughout their careers,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that they will be assets to the District Court for Baltimore City, and I offer my sincere congratulations.”

Katie M. O’Hara is currently serving as a Hearing Officer for the Baltimore City Environmental Control Board. Ms. O’Hara’s previous experience includes serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and clerking for the firms of Fratus, Campbell and Brady, LLC and Mister, Winter & Bartlett LLC. O’Hara graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Michael S. Studdard is currently serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. Mr. Studdard has served in various roles in the State’s Attorney’s Office for more than two decades, and his previous experience includes working for the Law Office of David Titman. Studdard graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Nicole E. Taylor is currently a partner at the Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC. Ms. Taylor’s previous work experience includes serving as an Assistant Public Defender with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, serving as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, and working for the firms of Nicole R. Egerton, LLC, Franklin and Prokopik, P.C., and Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP. Taylor graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


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