Gov. Larry Hogan filled two vacancies on the Montgomery County Circuit Court Tuesday, appointing a family division magistrate judge and a partner at a local law firm to the bench.
Magistrate Bibi Berry and Michael McAuliffe filled vacancies created by the retirements of Judges Terrence J. McGann and Nelson W. Rupp Jr., respectively.
“The appointment of these 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. “I have every confidence that Magistrate Berry and Mr. McAuliffe will continue to be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Montgomery County admirably.”
Before her appointment as a magistrate, Berry was a litigator and then an equity shareholder at Paley Rothman. She was an associate at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake PA from 2002 until 2005 and a law clerk at Arnold and Porter LLP before that, according to a news release from Hogan’s office. She attended Howard University and Georgetown University Law Center.
McAuliffe is a partner at Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger in Rockville, according to the news release. He has been with the firm since 1987. He attended the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law Center.