Thursday, November 8, 2018

Governor Hogan Appoints Three New Maryland Judges

Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed three new judges to the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County—Judge Pamela Alban; Judge Elizabeth Morris, and Judge Robert Thompson—to fill the vacancies left by retiring judges. 

Judge Pamela Alban, prior to her appointment, worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s office. During her career, she served as the Division Chief of the Special Victims Unit as well as the Division Chief of the Sex Offense and Child Abuse Unit. Judge Alban graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Judge Elizabeth Morris worked as an attorney with the National Security Agency before her appointment. She also previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Contract Litigation Division and worked for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation as well. Judge Morris received her Bachelor of Arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is the first African American female judge to be appointed to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Judge Robert Thomas was a solo practitioner with his own firm and also served as a volunteer lawyer with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Northwest Nazarene University, his Master of Arts in Philosophy from St. John’s College, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore Law School.

Congratulations to the new Judges!