Gov. Hogan Appoints Trio of New Baltimore City Circuit Court Judges

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Mitchell Courthouse, one of two Baltimore City Circuit Court buildings
Mitchell Courthouse, one of two Baltimore City Circuit Court buildings

Two attorneys currently serving the state and one serving Baltimore County have been tapped to become judges in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced he had selected Charles H. Dorsey III, John S. Nugent and Nennifer B. Schiffer for open vacancies in Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse and Courthouse East. In a statement, Hogan said his picks “have exhibited sound judgement, integrity, and a strong commitment to justice” throughout their careers and congratulated them.

Dorsey is currently a deputy public defender for the State of Maryland. He’s worked in that role since 2009 and has otherwise practiced law in the state for more than two decades. He attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County for his undergrad degree and got his law degree from the University of Baltimore.

Nugent is the state’s chief counsel for the Office of the Attorney General’s Health Occupations Prosecution and Litigation division, which is entrusted with disciplinary cases involving health care professions. He’s has also worked in various roles as an attorney within the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and was previously an assistant public defender here in Baltimore. He attended Penn State for both his undergraduate and law degrees.

Schiffer is currently a prosecutor in the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she leads the Violent Crimes Division in prosecuting all non-fatal stabbings and shootings in the county. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergrad degree and went to law school at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Hogan also appointed five others to fill circuit court judge vacancies in Charles, Harford and Prince George’s counties.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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