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Governor O’Malley Appoints Judges in Harford County

Highly Qualified, Diverse Candidates Selected to Serve

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor O’Malley announced today the appointments of Yolanda Lauranzon Curtin to the Circuit Court for Harford County and David Earl Carey to the District Court for Harford County. These appointees bring a diverse array of legal experiences to their new jobs. They also represent the ethnic and gender diversity of our great state.

The newly appointed judges were recommended to Governor O’Malley by the Harford County judicial nominating commission.

“I am pleased to appoint such an accomplished and diverse group of candidates,” said Governor O’Malley. “These appointees will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service.”

Yolanda Lauranzon Curtin has served as an Administrative Law Judge for Maryland’s Office of Administrative Hearings since 2004. Previously she spent 10 years as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Harford County, where her duties included supervising cases investigated by the county’s Narcotics Task Force. Ms. Curtin is an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law for the past 11 years. Ms. Curtin received a Master in Laws in securities regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.

David Earl Carey is a partner in the Bel Air-based firm Brown, Brown, and Young, where he concentrates on civil and business litigation, criminal defense, personal injury matters and appeals. Previously he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Karwacki on the Court of Special Appeals. Mr. Carey is a member of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and a past president of the Maryland Municipal League. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from The College of Wooster (Ohio).

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