Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments of Jill Cummins, David Lease and District Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commissions.

Cummins has been staff counsel at Allstate Insurance Company since 1993 and has served as Managing Attorney for the capital region since 2005. Before joining Allstate Insurance Company, she worked as a litigation associate at two Montgomery County-based law firms. Cummins received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Lease is a founding member and shareholder at Smith, Lease & Goldstein. Before founding Smith, Lease & Goldstein, he worked at the law firms of Stein Sperling and Gordon Feinblatt, and as outside counsel to the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Lease received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Schweitzer has served as a judge on the District Court for Montgomery County since 2014. Before her appointment to the District Court for Montgomery County, she served as the Chief of the District Court Division at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. Judge Schweitzer received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and her B.A. from University of Maryland, College Park.

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