Calvert County’s top prosecutor will become a judge on its circuit court.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday appointed Andrew S. Rappaport, the county state’s attorney since January, to fill one of two vacancies on the Calvert County Circuit Court. Hogan named Mark W. Carmean, a private attorney, to fill the other vacancy.
“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,” Hogan said in a statement announcing the appointments. “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.”
Rappaport, a career prosecutor, served as an assistant state’s attorney first in St. Mary’s County, beginning in 2003, and then in Calvert County, starting in 2007. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Carmean, a partner with Lamson & Carmean LLC in Prince Frederick since 2008, has focused his practice on criminal defense, family law, personal injury and general litigation, according to a biography provided by Hogan’s office. The 1997 University of Maryland School of Law graduate started his career with the Washington office of Piper & Marbury, handling products liability, personal injury, telecommunications and white-collar criminal cases.
Rappaport and Carmean will fill vacancies created by Judge Marjorie L. Clagett’s retirement and Judge E. Gregory Wells’ elevation to the intermediate Court of Special Appeals.