— Governor Wes Moore today announced appointments to the Prince George’s County Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Bridgette Ann Greer will serve as chair.
“The Prince George’s County Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission promotes excellence within Maryland’s judiciary and reflects the abundant legal talent in Prince George’s County,” said Gov. Moore.
“I am grateful for all of the appointees’ commitment to serving Prince George’s County and the great state of Maryland.”
There are sixteen Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commissions, established by Executive Order
. The commissions advertise judicial vacancies; seek recommendations for judicial candidates from their own membership, bar associations and members of the general public; set closing dates for the submission of judicial applications; and evaluate applicants based on a variety of factors including integrity, temperament, legal knowledge, and professional experience.
Governor Moore’s appointees to the Prince George’s County Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission include:Bridgette Ann Greer, Chair
Bridgette Greer has served on the Prince George’s County Judicial Nominating Commission under Governors Hogan, O’Malley, and Glendenning. Ms. Greer practices employment law and currently serves as a member of the Prince George’s County Personnel Board. She previously served as the deputy director of the Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management and as an attorney in the Prince George’s County Office of Law. Ms. Greer is a recipient of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association’s President’s Award and received the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award from Prince George’s County government. She serves on the Maryland Consumer Council and as an ambassador for Infinite Legacy, a non-profit dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation.Patricia Arzuaga
Patricia Arzuaga is senior counsel at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., where she serves as the organization’s lead regulatory attorney and advises executive leadership on delivering high quality, affordable health care. For the past 14 years Ms. Arzuaga has served on the board of directors of the Latin American Youth Center. She is also the chair of the After School Dance Fund, an organization created to offer Latin dance classes to children in Montgomery County and serves on the board of directors for CASA de Maryland. Robert “Bob” Charles Bonsib
Robert “Bob” Charles Bonsib is a partner with the firm Marcus & Bonsib, LLC. Mr. Bonsib is a criminal defense attorney with more than 45 years of criminal trial experience. He formerly served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland and an assistant state’s attorney in Prince George’s County. Mr. Bonsib is a past chair of the Prince George’s County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.Janelle Ryan-Colbert
Janelle Ryan-Colbert established and manages the Colbert Law Firm, LLC, where since 2008 she has maintained a practice spanning employment law; Title VII claims; family law; criminal defense; contract, administrative law and general civil litigation; broad civil litigation; and employment law in state and federal courts. Ms. Ryan-Colbert also serves as an attorney advocate for Civil Justice, Inc. and the Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc. Bradley Scott Farrar
Bradley Farrar is a partner with the Law Offices of Shipley & Horne, P.A. His practice areas include complex land use, zoning law, and real estate law. Mr. Farrar currently serves as the president of the board of directors of the Prince George’s Child Resource Center, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to creating healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. He is a member of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Manuel “Manny” R. Geraldo
Manny Geraldo is a partner with Robinson & Geraldo where he has broad practice including business litigation, contract disputes, family law and real estate litigation. He is a former president of the Prince George’s County Bar Association and is a former member and chair of the Maryland Board of Airport Zoning Appeals. Christine H. Murphy
Christine Murphy is the managing attorney for the Jaklitsch Law Group, where she maintains a personal injury practice. She previously worked as an assistant state’s attorney for Prince George’s County in the homicide division and has tried hundreds of cases. In 2016 she was named a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers and has been re-named every year since. Ms. Murphy also serves on the board of directors of the Prince George’s County Bar Association.Obie Patterson
Obie Patterson has a distinguished career serving the citizens of Prince George’s County, most recently as State Senator for the 26th Legislative District, 2019-2022. Sen. Patterson’s key leadership roles included serving as Deputy Majority Whip, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Gaming Oversight and Vice-Chair of the Prince George’s County Senate Delegation. Prior to the Senate, Sen. Patterson served on the Prince George’s County Council, 2008-2011, where he chaired the Oversight Committee for the $1 billion National Harbor project and monitored Minority Business Enterprise utilization and local resident participation. And from 1995-2006, he served in the House of Delegates, where he chaired the Legislative Black Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Sen. Patterson is a former research biologist, management analyst, equal employment opportunity specialist and program analyst for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.April Nicole Richardson
April Nicole Richardson is a former white collar crime investigator and prosecutor. She is currently a managing member of Food Opportunity, Inc., a company that creates and supports opportunities for women and minorities in the food industry. Ms. Richardson also serves as an attorney and business consultant for the Private Practice Law Group and is on the board of directors of the Maryland Food Center Authority. Robyn Seabrook
Robyn Seabrook has worked in the field of education and education law for 20 years. She is currently the director of government & policy for the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. She formerly served as deputy general counsel for the University of Maryland -- University College, as vice president and associate general counsel for Morgan State University, and as an education law private practitioner.Erica J. Suter
Erica Suter is recognized for her work as a post-conviction criminal defense attorney. She currently serves as the director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law and was an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. She is a past president of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.Steven Bruce Vinick
Steven Vinick is counsel to Stein Sperling Bennett DeJong Driscoll, PC where he has more than 20 years of practicing personal injury and criminal defense. Mr. Vinick is a frequent lecturer before many organizations, including the National Business Institute, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, where he presents on numerous topics including civil litigation, Medicare and criminal defense. Zachary William Worshtil
Zachery William Worshtil’s practice primarily focuses on estates and trusts, real estate litigation and general civil litigation. Mr. Worshtil is a partner with the Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Prince George’s County Bar Association and the board of directors of University Park Sports.