ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 28, 2011) – Governor O’Malley today announced the appointment of Frank Michael Kratovil, Jr. to the District Court for Queen Anne’s County. Mr. Kratovil will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable John T. Clark, III.
“I am honored to appoint Frank Kratovil to the Queen Anne’s County District Court,” said Governor O’Malley. “His strong work ethic, dedication to justice, and years of experience will make him an excellent judge.”
Mr. Kratovil served as State’s Attorney in Queen Anne’s County from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Kratovil left his post after he was elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kratovil served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Queen Anne’s and Prince George’s Counties and as Deputy State’s Attorney in Kent County. His diverse legal background also includes experience in private practice, as a criminal justice advisor in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, and as a law clerk in the Public Defender’s Office for Prince George’s County and for the Honorable Darlene G. Perry on the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Mr. Kratovil graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1994.
Mr. Kratovil was nominated by the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission. More information about the nominating commissions can be found at http://www.gov.state.md.us/executiveorders/01.01.2008.04eo.pdf.