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For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2016
Hannah Marr
Shareese Churchill

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments
Fills Vacancies on the Circuit Court and District Court for Frederick County

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Magistrate Richard Sandy to the Circuit Court for Frederick County and Dino Flores, Jr. to the District Court for Frederick County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Frederick County.

“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Magistrate Sandy and Mr. Flores will be strong advocates for the law and for the citizens of Frederick County,” said Governor Hogan. “Their extensive legal experience has prepared them well and I offer my sincere congratulations.”

Richard Sandy is currently serving as a family law magistrate for the Circuit Court for Frederick County and will fill a vacancy on that same court. His prior experience includes working as a solo practitioner concentrating on family law and also as a partner with Lefebvre & Sandy, a Frederick County-based firm. Sandy graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Dino Flores, Jr. is currently a principal in the firm of Schaffer, Black & Flores, P.C. and will fill a vacancy on the District Court for Frederick County. His prior experience includes serving in the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James S. McAuliffe, Jr. Flores graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.

These appointments take effect immediately.