Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments
Fills Vacancies on the Circuit Courts for Caroline County, Wicomico County
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on July 1, 2016, announced the appointments of Caroline County State’s Attorney Jonathan Newell to the Circuit Court for Caroline County and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the respective counties judicial nominating commissions.
“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Newell and Maciarello are the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies,” said Governor Hogan. “Throughout their legal careers they have exhibited integrity, intelligence, and a strong commitment to justice, and I am honored to appoint them to the Circuit Court.”
JUDGE JONATHAN G NEWELL is currently serving as the State’s Attorney for Caroline County, and will fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Caroline County. He has served as State’s Attorney since 2003, where he has personally handled more than a dozen murder cases and has overseen hundreds of drug felonies, sexual offenses, child abuse, robbery, and vehicular manslaughter cases. Newell served as a Deputy State’s Attorney for Kent County, an Assistant Public Defender for Caroline County, and a judicial clerk in Caroline County’s Circuit Court. Newell graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Gov. Hogan was sent these names to choose from to replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Karen Jenson in Caroline County: Maureen Derrig Keogh,
Jonathan Gray Newell, and Robert Alan Thornton, Jr.
Matthew A. Maciarello is currently serving as the State’s Attorney for Wicomico County, and will fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. He has served as state’s attorney since 2011. Maciarello’s previous experience includes working as a principal at the law firm of Heane & Pailey, P.A. and clerking for two Worcester County Circuit Court judges. Maciarello graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. The nominees were Jeffrey Ewen Badger,Matthew Allen Maciarello,
and Mark Andrew Tyler. The court serves both Dorchester and Wicomico. Judge Maciarello will replace retiring Judge W. Newton Jackson III.
Not on the Governor’s list was Cecil County States Attorney Edward Rollins III who hogged the headlines last week with his arrest on indecent exposure charges in Ocean City, Md. Rollins is one of three candidates on the list for the Governor to pick from for Circuit Court Judge.