Governor Moore Announces Appointment of Jennifer Sue Hollander Fairfax to Montgomery County Circuit Court

Published: 9/8/2023

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore today announced the appointment of Jennifer Sue Hollander Fairfax to the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

“I am honored to appoint Ms. Fairfax to the Montgomery County Circuit Court,” said Gov. Moore. “Her deep legal experience and expertise will enhance the circuit court, and I thank her for answering the call to serve the people of Montgomery County. Ms. Fairfax’s temperament and commitment to equal justice make her an exemplary choice to join the distinguished bench in Montgomery County.”

The Circuit Court for Montgomery County is a court of general jurisdiction with the authority to hear civil and criminal cases. It is the only court in the county authorized to conduct jury trials and is part of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, comprising Montgomery and Frederick counties. This is Governor Moore’s first judicial appointment. Governor Moore is committed to building a strong, impartial judiciary that reflects the people of Maryland.

Jennifer Sue Hollander Fairfax is the founder of Jennifer Fairfax, LLC. She practices family law with a focus on domestic and international adoptions and assisted reproduction issues. Ms. Fairfax authored the preeminent book on adoption law, and has worked with lawmakers on advancing legislation related to both adoption and assisted reproduction. She has also advocated for Maryland laws that expedite the second parent adoption process for married and unmarried partners and provide for gender-neutral terms when referring to parents. Ms. Fairfax has taught law school courses on the adoption process and law including LGBTQ law, adoption process issues, contract issues and family law and has published extensively in this field.

Ms. Fairfax received her B.S. from Liberty University and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.