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Governor Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Fills Vacancies on District Court for Baltimore County

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Guido Porcarelli, Bruce Friedman, and Michael Siri to the District Court for Baltimore County. The governor made the appointments after interviewing nominees sent by the county’s judicial nominating commission.

“The appointment of qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the people of Maryland and the rule of law,” said Governor Hogan. “I have confidence that Judges Porcarelli, Friedman, and Siri will be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Baltimore County and the State of Maryland admirably.”

Guido Porcarelli has been a partner in the Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A. since 2011 and currently serves on the Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee. During his nearly 29 years of practice, he has focused on civil litigation and has tried cases before state district, circuit, and appellate courts as well as federal trial courts and before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. He holds a B.A. from Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences and obtained his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

Bruce Friedman is a partner with the office of Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, LLC, where he has worked since 1999. He focuses his practice on debt collection and also handles personal injury, traffic, and cases involving negligence. Previously, Mr. Friedman founded and operated Child Support Services of Maryland, Inc., a business devoted solely to the collection of delinquent child support on behalf of custodial parents. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Michael Siri is a partner at Bowie & Jensen, LLC, where he has worked since 2004. He is a business litigator with a focus on construction law, while also advising firm clients on employment contracts and disputes. Prior to joining Bowie & Jensen, Mr. Siri worked as an associate at Robinson Woolson, P.A., where his practice focused on products liability defense work for large companies. He holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and obtained his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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