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Governor Martin O’Malley ‘88 Appoints Three Alumni to the Bench

After several months of interviews, Governor Martin O’Malley ’88 made seven judicial appointments August 26, including three Maryland Carey Law alumni.

“We’re extremely proud of the alumni who were recently appointed to the bench,” said Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin. “All three of them have long records of public service. Now, they’ve become part of the law school’s long and vibrant tradition of judicial leadership in the state.”

Dan Friedman ’94 was appointed to an at-large seat on the Court of Special Appeals. Friedman, who has been a Maryland Carey Law adjunct professor, had previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Counsel to the General Assembly as well as in the private sector at the firms of Saul Ewing LLP and Miles & Stockbridge.

Governor O’Malley swore in Judge Friedman during an investiture ceremony September 23. Photo Credit: Governor's Press Office, Rick Lippenholz 

“Judge Friedman is a true leader who has accomplished much for the people of Maryland,” observed Dean Tobin. “If you spend even a few moments with him, you see his passion, excitement and deep commitment to justice. He and his fellow alumni appointees are outstanding role models for our students."

Raymond George Strubin ’83 will join the Circuit Court for Garrett County, leaving his current position as Assistant Public Defender for the county’s Public Defender Office. Strubin had also served as an Assistant Public Defender in Washington County. 

Brian Charles Denton ’82 was appointed to the District Court for Prince George’s County after 31 years in Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender, serving first as an Assistant Public Defender in Prince George’s County from 1983 to 2000 and then for 14 years as District Public Defender in Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County.


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