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Solt named Frederick County administrative judge

Judge Julie R. Stevenson Solt has been named administrative judge of the Frederick County Circuit Court.

Solt will take over March 1 and succeeds Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr., who is retiring after nearly 31 years on the bench, including 25 as administrative judge.

“Judge Solt is highly qualified to take on the leadership role of administrative judge of the court. She has provided more than 18 years of exceptional service to the citizens of Frederick County since her appointment to the Circuit Court, consistently demonstrating strong leadership skills. I look forward to working with her in this new role,” Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said in a statement.

Prior to being appointed to the bench in 1998, Solt was a solo practitioner for six years and then worked for the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“I am honored to be chosen by Chief Judge Barbera for this appointment and I welcome the opportunity to serve our Frederick community in this new capacity,” Solt said in a statement.