Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed three University of Baltimore School of Law graduates to the bench on August 12. Currently, more than one-third of the state’s judges are Baltimore Law alumni.
Victoria J. Cyr Lobley, J.D. ’02, was named to the Maryland District Court in Washington County. She has been a sole practitioner since 2015 under the name Lobley Law Office, LLC. She has a general practice with a concentration on criminal defense and family law matters.
Prior to starting her own firm, she worked for four years as a partner at Cheeatow & Lobley, LLC. She also served as an assistant public defender in Washington County from 2003 to 2004.
Wendy Anne Zerwitz Schenker Epstein, J.D. ’89, was appointed to Baltimore County Circuit Court. She has been a Family Law Magistrate at the Baltimore County Circuit Court since 2014, where she presides over family and juvenile cases, as well as the Family Recovery Support Program.
Under her leadership, the Family Recovery Support Program has expanded to offer litigants battling chronic substance abuse issues with wrap around support programs. Before her appointment as Magistrate, she was in private practice with her father for 22 years specializing in family and criminal law, and for five years she served as a part-time facilitator for the Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Michael Edward Malone, J.D. ’92, was named to Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He has served as a delegate, representing District 33 in Anne Arundel County since 2015. He currently serves on the Judiciary Committee and is a Republican Ranking Judiciary Committee Member. He has been a solo practitioner focusing on family law under the Law Office of Michael Malone in Gambrills since 2007.
Prior to starting his own practice, he spent the bulk of his career as an associate in Glen Burnie practicing with Robert Fuoco, a general practitioner. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin S. Kaminetz, Circuit Court of Maryland for St. Mary’s County from 1992 to 1993.