Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday announced two judicial appointments to Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Magistrate James A. Bonifant, a practitioner with 33 years of experience and a specialty in family law matters, and Kevin G. Hessler, a partner with Dragga, Hannon, Hessler & Willis LLP in Rockville, were appointed after Hogan reviewed submissions from the county’s judicial nominating commission, according to a news release.
Bonifant has been a magistrate since 2013 and prior to that was a partner at Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawful & Bonifant Chtd. in Gaithersburg. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
Hessler has been with Dragga, Hannon, Hessler & Willis LLP since 1999. He was previously a partner with Miller, Steinberg and Hessler, where he had a general practive. Hessler received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.