COURT NEWS: Andrew Rappaport appointed Calvert Circuit Court Judge eleven months after winning voter’s approval to be the prosecutor

COURT NEWS: Andrew Rappaport appointed Calvert Circuit Court Judge eleven months after winning voter’s approval to be the prosecutor

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Oct. 23, 2019, announced he has selected Andrew Rappaport and Mark Carmean as judicial appointees for the Calvert County Circuit Court. The governor made the appointments after interviewing nominees submitted by the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission.

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“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 confidence that Mr. Rappaport and Mr. Carmean will be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Calvert County and the State of Maryland admirably.”

Calvert Circuit Court Judge Andrew Rappaport was chief of District Court Division of Calvert States Attorneys Office and candidate for States Attorney in 2018 Election. He won that election and on Oct. 23, 2019, was appointed to the Circuit Court by Governor Larry Hogan. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Andrew Simon Rappaport has served as the State’s Attorney for Calvert County since January 2019. He has been a prosecutor for almost 16 years. He began as an Assistant State’s Attorney in St. Mary’s County, where he primarily handled serious traffic and criminal cases in the District Court, as well as Circuit Court jury trials. He accepted a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Calvert County in 2007. In that position, he primarily prosecuted felonies, violent crimes, and major motor vehicle cases, and eventually became chief of the District Court Division. He received his B.S. from Elon College and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mark Wayne Carmean has worked as a partner with the firm of Lamson & Carmean, LLC since 2008. He is a trial attorney whose practice includes criminal defense, family law, personal injury cases, and general litigation. After graduating from law school in 1997, Carmean worked in the Washington, D.C., branch of Piper & Marbury where he handled products’ liability, personal injury, telecommunications, and white-collar criminal cases in the firm’s commercial litigation division. Prior to joining his current firm, he was a partner at Rath & Carmean, Ltd. He received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Circuit Court for Calvert County
Reason for Vacancy:

Calvert Circuit Court Judge Greg Wells appointed to Maryland Court of Special Appeals by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

Retirement of the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett
Elevation of the Honorable E. Gregory Wells to the Court of Special Appeals

Applicants Pool

Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean
Liza Sue Castles
Crea Axley Jacobson
Honorable Theodore Philip LeBlanc (Orphans Court Judge)  (withdrew)
Pamela Reid Lucas
Sierra Brooke Mitchell
Jennifer Lynn Morton
Ian Alexander Pesetsky

Andrew Simon Rappaport
Justin Joel Sasser

Nominees Pool (Recommended by the Judicial Nominating Committee)

Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean
Sierra Brooke Mitchell
Jennifer Lynn Morton
Andrew Simon Rappaport
Justin Joel Sasser

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan (Date of Appointment):

APPARENTLY GOVERNOR HOGAN AGREED – Always trust a tailgate for Andrew Rappaport. This will have to be re-lettered when it comes time for the Judge election.
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Mark Wayne Carmean (10/23/19)
Andrew Simon Rappaport (10/23/19)

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