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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Fills Vacancies on the Washington County Circuit Court, Montgomery County Circuit Court, and Calvert County District Court

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Mark Boyer to the Washington County Circuit Court, Jeannie Cho and Deb Dwyer to the Montgomery County Circuit Court, and Robyn Riddle to the Calvert County District Court. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from current and previous judicial nominating commissions.

“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Mr. Boyer, Ms. Dwyer, Ms. Cho, and Ms. Riddle are the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies,” said Governor Hogan. “Each individual has demonstrated an exemplary understanding and commitment to the law – they will serve as strong advocates for justice and the people in their communities.”

Mark Boyer is a partner with the firm Salvatore & Boyer, LLC. His practice primarily focuses on representing municipal corporations in Washington County. He has served as the counsel for the City of Hagerstown and the Town of Smithsburg, and works in the areas of business law, criminal defense, and real estate negotiations and litigation. Mr. Boyer holds a B.S. in business marketing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Jeannie Cho is a judge in the District Court for Montgomery County, where she has served since 2012. Before her appointment to the bench, she was a partner in the Rockville-based law firm Hall & Cho, P.C. Previously, Ms. Cho was with Schulman, Rogers, Galdal, Pordy & Ecker, P.C. She also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County and Howard County. Ms. Cho received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.

Debra “Deb” Dwyer is currently assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore. She was formerly the deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Section Division. Since 2002, she has been an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Maryland. She also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Montgomery County for 14 years. Ms. Dwyer holds a B.S. in criminal justice and an M.S. in law enforcement administration from American University. She received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law.

Robyn Riddle is an attorney with the law office of Cumberland & Early, LLC. From 1992 – 2011, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Ms. Riddle holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

 

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