As he is walking out the door, soon to be former Governor Ehrlich appointed to the Baltimore City Circuit Court bench George L. Russell, III and Pamela J. White. I believe Judge Russell was with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Before that, he worked for Peter Angelos’ office. Judge Russell’s father, George L. Russell, Jr. is a legendary Maryland attorney. He was Maryland’s first African-American to be a Circuit Court judge and the first African-American on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Governor Ehrlich also appointed A. Michael Chapdelaine to the bench in Prince George’s County. I am told that Judge Chapdelaine was a well-liked domestic relations master in Prince George’s Circuit Court. Prior to becoming a master, he was a lawyer in Bowie concentrating his practice on family law.