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Maryland Governor Appoints Donna McBride to Montgomery County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission

Posted May 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Miller, Miller & Canby’s Donna McBride has been appointed to the Trial Court’s Nominating Commission for Montgomery County. She is one of 13 leaders in Montgomery County appointed by Governor Wes Moore; this group will recommend judicial appointments over the next four years.

There are thirteen Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNCs). The JNCs advertise judicial vacancies, seek recommendations for judicial candidates, set closing dates for the submission of judicial applications, and evaluate applicants based on a variety of factors. They then make recommendations to the Governor.

“I could not be more excited about this group of appointees,” said Governor Moore, in his official press release.  “There were many talented and qualified individuals who applied for positions on the Commission, and I want to especially thank the Montgomery County Bar Association for contributing, through its recommendations, to what was a truly excellent candidate pool. I am deeply grateful for the appointees’ commitment and desire to serve. The appointment of highly qualified persons from a diversity of backgrounds to the judiciary is of paramount importance to the people of the State and these outstanding citizens on the Montgomery County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission will serve to ensure the quality of Maryland’s judiciary.” 

Donna McBride is a Shareholder at Miller, Miller & Canby where she has practiced in the litigation department since 2004. Both before and after joining MM&C, she played leading roles in several multi-million dollar disputes, trying many of those cases to verdict. In early 2019, she was invited to be a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the “College” is by invitation only to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards. Membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. In addition to her successful litigation practice, she is very active in the legal community, serving in numerous leadership roles over the years and volunteering her time. She was recently re-appointed to the Attorney Grievance Commission by the Maryland Supreme Court.

Click here to view more about Donna McBride’s litigation practice. Learn about Miller, Miller & Canby’s litigation practice here.

To read the official press release from the office of Governor Wes Moore click here.