Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

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For immediate release:
December 21, 2017
Contact:
Shareese Churchill shareese.churchill@maryland.gov
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments
Fills Vacancies on the District Court for Montgomery County

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Carlos Acosta, Amy Bills, Karen Ferretti, and Aileen Oliver to the District Court for Montgomery County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from judicial nominating commissions.

“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Carlos Acosta, Amy Bills, Karen Ferretti, and Aileen Oliver are the most qualified individuals to fill these vacancies on the District Court for Montgomery County,” said Governor Hogan. “Their years of legal experience and commitment to justice have prepared them well to serve the people of Montgomery County.”

Carlos Acosta has been the Inspector General for the Prince George’s County Police Department since 2012. Prior to his position with the Prince George’s County Police Department, he worked as a media program manager for the U.S. Department of Justice, and also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Mr. Acosta received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Amy Bills is currently Division Chief for the Juvenile Court within the State’s Attorney’s office for Montgomery County; she has served as a prosecutor with the State’s Attorney’s office for Montgomery County since 1997. Prior to her assignment as Division Chief, she served regularly as a prosecutor in the District and Circuit Courts. Ms. Bills received her J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School and her B.A. from the University of Delaware..

Karen Ferretti is a partner at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd.; she has worked as an attorney with the firm since 2011. Prior to joining her current firm, she worked at McCarthy, Wilson & Ethridge and clerked for The Honorable D. Warren Donohue from 1996-1997. Ms. Ferretti received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore and her B.A. from Loyola College.

Aileen Oliver has been a solo practitioner in Montgomery County since 1998. Prior to becoming a solo practitioner, she worked as claims litigation counsel for State Farm Insurance Company and served for five years as a prosecutor in Prince George’s County. Ms. Oliver received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. from North Carolina A&T State University.

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