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Governor Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Fills Vacancy in Washington County District, Anne Arundel, Baltimore County Circuit Court

ANNAPOLIS, MDGovernor Larry Hogan today announced the judicial appointments of Victoria Jeanne Lobley to serve on the Washington County District Court, Wendy Anne Zerwitz Schenker Epstein to serve on the Baltimore County Circuit Court, and Delegate Michael Edward Malone to serve on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

“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 every confidence that Ms. Lobley, Magistrate Epstein, and Delegate Malone will continue to be strong advocates for the law and will continue to serve the citizens of their respective counties and Maryland honorably.”

Victoria Jeanne Lobley has been a sole practitioner since 2015 under the name Lobley Law Office, LLC. She has a general practice with a concentration on criminal defense and family law matters. Prior to starting her own firm, she worked for four years as a partner at Cheeatow & Lobley, LLC.  She also served as an assistant public defender in Washington County from 2003-2004. She holds her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore, School of Law and her LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Wendy Anne Zerwitz Schenker Epstein has been a Family Law Magistrate at the Baltimore County Circuit Court since 2014, where she presides over family and juvenile cases, as well as the Family Recovery Support Program. Under her leadership, the Family Recovery Support Program has expanded to offer litigants battling chronic substance abuse issues with wrap around support programs. Before her appointment as Magistrate, she was in private practice with her father for 22 years specializing in family and criminal law, and for five years she served as a part-time facilitator for the Baltimore County Circuit Court. She obtained her B.A. from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and obtained her J.D. from the University of Baltimore, School of Law.

Michael Edward Malone has served as a delegate, representing District 33 in Anne Arundel County since 2015. He currently serves on the Judiciary Committee and is a Republican Ranking Judiciary Committee Member. He has been a solo practitioner focusing on family law under the Law Office of Michael Malone in Gambrills since 2007. Prior to starting his own practice, he spent the bulk of his career as an associate in Glen Burnie practicing with Robert Fuoco, a general practitioner. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin S. Kaminetz, Circuit Court of Maryland for St. Mary’s County from 1992-1993. He received his B.S. from West Virginia University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore, School of Law.


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