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Hogan names Tang to Court of Special Appeals

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday nominated Rockville attorney Rosalyn Tang to the state’s second-highest court.

If confirmed by the state Senate, Tang would become the first Asian American to serve on the Court of Special Appeals. Tang would fill the vacancy created in September when Hogan elevated Judge Steven B. Gould to the Court of Appeals.

Gould held the Montgomery County seat on the intermediate court.

“Rosalyn has achieved many accomplishments in her years serving Maryland’s legal system, and I am proud to appoint her to the Court of Special Appeals,” Hogan said in a statement announcing Tang’s selection. “I am confident that she will continue to serve the citizens of Montgomery County admirably and honorably in the years to come.”

Tang, a partner at Miles & Stockbridge, is a daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, according to a biography from the governor’s office.

The 2006 graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law began her legal career as a law clerk for Montgomery County Circuit Court judges S. Michael Pincus and Eric M. Johnson.  Tang served as an assistant Montgomery County state’s attorney and associate Montgomery County attorney before joining Miles & Stockbridge, where her litigation practice has included business, real estate, family and personal injury defense law.