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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Fills Vacancies on the Prince George’s County District Court

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Scott M. Carrington, Cheri N. Gardner, and The Honorable Erik H. Nyce to the District Court of Prince George’s County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from current and previous judicial nominating commissions.

“After completing a thorough and comprehensive vetting process, I am confident that Scott Carrington, Cheri Gardner, and Judge Erik Nyce are uniquely qualified to serve on the Prince George’s County District Court,” said Governor Hogan. “Each individual has shown a mastery in the application of the law and a passion for justice. I offer them my sincere congratulations and wish them well as they serve the people of Prince George’s County.”

Scott M. Carrington is currently a prosecutor with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. He is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves and served as judge advocate general in the U.S. Army Reserve and special assistant attorney general for the Attorney General’s Task Force on Crimes of Exploitation. Mr. Carrington received his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and earned a B.S. from Bowie State University.

Cheri N. Gardner is currently a prosecutor with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she has served since 2002. She worked as an attorney with Butler, McKeon and Associates from 2006-2007. Mrs. Gardner received her J.D. from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center and earned her B.A. from the University of South Florida.

The Honorable Erik H. Nyce
served as judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit, and prior to that, he served on the District Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County. Prior to his judicial service, Judge Nyce was a partner with Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP and Lombardi, Powers & Amster. He also served as counsel to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections and panel attorney for the District Court Division of the Prince George’s County Public Defender’s Office. Judge Nyce received his J.D. from Wake Forest University Law School and earned his B.A. in Economics from Emory University.



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