FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNOR O’MALLEY APPOINTS FOUR JUDGES TO BALTIMORE CITY
Highly Qualified, Diverse Candidates Selected to Serve the State
ANNAPOLIS, MD () – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Martin Dominic Dorsey, Nicole Pastore Klein, Mark Franklin Scurti, and Kevin Michael Wilson to the Baltimore City District Court.
“I am pleased to appoint such an accomplished and diverse group of candidates to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said Governor O’Malley. “These appointees will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service.”
All of the newly appointed judges were recommended to Governor O’Malley by the trial court judicial nominating commission.
Martin Dominic Dorsey has served in the Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore City for the past 15 years. Since 2011, he has been the supervising attorney for the Eastside District courthouse, and he previously spent a decade in the felony trial unit. Since 2009, Mr. Dorsey has also served on the Attorney Grievance Peer Review Committee. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul A. Smith on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Mr. Dorsey received a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Since 2007, Nicole Pastore Klein has served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings, where she adjudicates a broad range of issues that arise in 30 state agencies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Klein worked in private practice at Saul Ewing, where she specialized in complex commercial litigation and employment law. Ms. Klein started her legal career as a clerk for the Honorable John C. Eldridge on the Court of Appeals of Maryland. She received a Juris Doctor from University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University.
Mark Franklin Scurti has worked at the Towson-based firm Pessin Katz Law, P.A. since 2007, specializing in bankruptcy and consumer protection laws. Mr. Scurti is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association and has previously served as president of the Baltimore City Bar Association. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Maryland.
Kevin Michael Wilson has served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the last 13 years. Mr. Wilson currently serves as Tier Supervisor for cases involving handguns, felony narcotics, and burglaries. Mr. Wilson also taught algebra for many years at Baltimore City Community College. He received a Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University.