Hogan Names New Judges in Baltimore County

    Three new judges are headed to the District Court for Baltimore County.

    Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday appointed Guido Porcarelli, Bruce Friedman, and Michael Siri to the bench after their nomination by the county’s judicial nominating commission.

    “The appointment of qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the people of Maryland and the rule of law,” Hogan said in a statement. “I have confidence that Judges Porcarelli, Friedman, and Siri will be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Baltimore County and the State of Maryland admirably.”

    Porcarelli has been a partner in the Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A. since 2011 and currently serves on the Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee. His work has focused on civil litigation with cases in state and federal court and before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

    Friedman is a partner with the office of Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, LLC, where he has worked since 1999. He focuses on debt collection and also handles personal injury, traffic, and cases involving negligence. Previously, Friedman founded and operated Child Support Services of Maryland, Inc., a business devoted to the collection of delinquent child support on behalf of custodial parents.

    Siri is a partner at Bowie & Jensen, LLC, where he has worked since 2004. He is a business litigator with a focus on construction law, while also advising firm clients on employment contracts and disputes.

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    Danielle E. Gaines
    Danielle Gaines most recently worked for Bethesda Beat covering Montgomery County. Previously, she spent six years at The Frederick News-Post as the paper’s principal government and politics reporter for half that time, covering courts and legal affairs before that. She also reported for the now-defunct The Gazette of Politics and Business in Maryland and previously worked as a county government and education reporter at the Merced Sun-Star in California’s Central Valley.