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Governor O’Malley Appoints Judge to the Wicomico County Circuit Court

Annapolis, MD (May 26, 2011) – Governor O’Malley announced today the appointment of Master Leah Jane Seaton to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. She will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Donald C. Davis.

“I am honored to appoint Master Leah Jane Seaton to the Wicomico County Court,” said Governor O’Malley.  “Master Seaton’s intelligence, patience and work ethic made her a superb Master in the Circuit Court, and those same qualities will allow her to excel as a Circuit Court judge.”

Ms. Seaton has been a Master in the Wicomico County Circuit Court Division for Juvenile Causes since 2005. She also serves as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency subcommittee and Child in Need of Assistance legislation subcommittee, which are both subcommittees of the Judiciary’s Family Law Committee.

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1981, Ms. Seatonworked as a Hearing Examiner with the Maryland Department of Human Resources before beginning a 12-year career with the Legal Aid Bureau, where she specialized in administrative law and appellate work.  In 1997, Ms. Seaton was appointed an Administrative Law Judge with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, a position she held for 8 years, before accepting her appointment as Master of Domestic Relations and Juvenile causes in 2005.

Master Seaton was nominated by the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commissions.  More information about the nominating commissions can be found at here.

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