— Governor Wes Moore today announced the appointment of the Honorable Stephen Hughes Kehoe to the Appellate Court of Maryland, First Appellate Judicial Circuit.
“Judge Kehoe’s distinguished career is a testament to his experience and his service, especially to the people of the Eastern Shore,” said Gov. Moore
. “I am honored that he will continue to serve the people of Maryland on the Appellate Court.”
The Honorable Stephen Hughes Kehoe most recently served as the Administrative Judge for the Circuit Court for Talbot County. For the past ten years, he has served on the Talbot County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council. He has also served as the Second Judicial Circuit Representative on the Conference of Circuit Court Judges since 2017.
Judge Kehoe spent the majority of his 27 year legal career with the Eastern Shore-based firm Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kehoe, P.A., where he focused on civil trials, land use, commercial and municipal law. He also represented clients in criminal cases, divorce, injunction actions and litigation involving estate matters.
Judge Kehoe also served on the Board of Trustees of the Office of the Public Defender. He worked as a Member of the Aging Lawyers Subcommittee at the Maryland Professionalism Center from 2013-2014 and has also been also a fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation since 2006.
Judge Kehoe received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law.