Gov. Martin O'Malley recently made several judicial appointments in Maryland.
Robert N. McDonald, chief counsel for opinions and advice to the Attorney General's office, was appointed to the Court of Appeals, Maryland's highest court.
Judge Stuart R. Berger from the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, will be appointed to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He is filling a vacancy created by Judge Ellen Hollander, who has been appointed to the United States District Court.
Circuit Court appointments are as follows:
Judge Jeannie Hong has been elevated from the Baltimore City District Court bench to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Michael W. Reed - Baltimore City
Judge Nancy Purpura has been elevated from the Baltimore County District Court bench to the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
Justin King - Baltimore County
Jane Murray - Cecil County
William R. Nicklas, Jr.- Frederick County
Melba Elizabeth Bowen - Harford County.
Master William Tucker - Howard County
David W. Densford - St. Mary's County
Anne K. Albright - Montgomery County
Gary E. Blair - Montgomery County
Judges Krystal Aves, Daneeka Cotton and Hassan El-Amin have been elevated from the Prince George's County District Court bench to the Circuit Court for Prince George's County.
Paul Davey - Prince George's County
District Court appointments are:
Frank Kratovil - District Court for Queen Anne's County