Fills court vacancies in Cecil County, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County,
Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced today that he has appointed Nicole Barmore in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Michael Barranco in the Baltimore County Circuit Court, Cameron Brown in Cecil County Circuit Court, Donnel Turner in the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County, and Kathleen Murphy in Baltimore County District Court.
“I am pleased to appoint these distinguished individuals to fill critical roles within Maryland’s justice system,” Governor Hogan said. “I am grateful for their dedication to serving the people of our great state and I am confident they will make outstanding additions to our circuit courts.”
For the Baltimore City Circuit Court:
Nicole Kimberley Barmore is the Deputy Chief Counsel for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. For the past four years, she has represented the federal government as lead counsel in administrative immigration removal hearings and prosecuted cases of immigration benefit fraud and workplace violations. of immigration. Prior to joining Homeland Security, Ms. Barmore spent more than a decade in public law, including serving as the State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore and as a law enforcement attorney. code at the City of Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development.
She holds a BA from Coppin State University and a JD from the University of Baltimore Law School.
For the Baltimore County Circuit Court:
Michel Salvatore Barranco is a partner in the law firm of Frank F. Daily, PA. He is a litigator with a general practice focused on banking, commercial, commercial, product liability and consumer protection litigation. Mr. Barranco has extensive experience in private practice. Prior to joining his current firm, he was a partner at the law firm of Treanor, Pope & Hughes, Pennsylvania, where he practiced in the areas of product liability and commercial and commercial litigation. In addition, Mr. Barranco was previously a partner of Piper & Marbury, currently DLA Piper, and Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP.
He holds a BA from Duke University and a JD from Francis King Carey Law School at the University of Maryland.
For the Cecil County District Court:
Cameron Andrew Brown has been a partner at the law firm of Wilson, Rollins and Brown since 2016. He has extensive experience in district and circuit courts in criminal defense, land use matters representing government agencies and private parties, as well as business, contracts and real estate. real estate disputes. He also has considerable experience in personal injury matters and estate administration. Mr. Brown serves as an advisor to the Cecil County Board of Elections Board of Directors and briefly worked as an assistant state attorney in Cecil County from 2017 to 2018.
He earned his BA from Elon University and his JD from Widener University School of Law.
For the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County:
DonnelWilfred Turner is currently Inspector General of the Prince George’s County Police Department, where he oversees independent oversight to detect fraud, abuse, misconduct and mismanagement of police department programs. Prior to assuming his duties as Inspector General, Mr. Turner served in a variety of public sector positions, including Assistant State Attorney and Senior Assistant State Attorney for the County State’s Attorney’s Office. Prince George, Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District. of Columbia, and as an attorney for the department’s criminal division. Mr. Turner previously practiced labor and employment law in both the public and private sectors and was an adjunct faculty member at Prince George’s Community College.
He received his BS from the University of Maryland at College Park and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
For the Baltimore County District Court:
Kathleen Carol Murphy spent most of his 27-year legal career enforcing criminal law. She is currently the Director of the Criminal Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where she is responsible for overseeing several units of the Criminal Investigations Division. In addition, she also represents the Attorney General in various capacities with the Maryland State Sentencing Commission and the Maryland State Attorneys Association. In 2021, Ms Murphy led an internal task force to create an independent unit to investigate police-involved deaths. She began her career as a prosecutor in Baltimore City, then worked for three years in the Attorney General’s office investigating environmental crimes. Ms. Murphy then spent nearly 10 years prosecuting economic crimes for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.
She holds a BA from Wake Forest University and a JD from Francis King Carey Law School at the University of Maryland.