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Nicole Kimberly Barmore
Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City


Governor Larry Hogan appointed Nicole Kimberly Barmore to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on Thursday, September 1, 2022. She was sworn in on September 19, 2022, to Part 29. Her appointment was the culmination of her professional and personal commitment to public service. 


Before her judicial appointment, Judge Barmore served as Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Baltimore. During her tenure, she served as a Point of Contact for many legal divisions, including Human Rights Violations, Labor Exploitation, Mental Competency, and Criminal Charges of Removability. 


Yvette Michelle Bryant
Associate Judge for the Circuit
ourt for Baltimore City


A lifelong resident of Baltimore City, Judge Yvette Michelle Bryant is a 1983 graduate of Towson University, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Judge Bryant graduated from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law in May 1986, was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 1986 and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1989. Judge Bryant began serving in the Baltimore City Circuit Court in July 2006. 


Before her appointment, Judge Bryant practiced civil defense litigation, then became a principal in the Baltimore firm Bryant, Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp. After her appointment, Judge Bryant served in the Circuit Court’s Family Division from July 2006 until December 2016, as Judge in Charge of the Family Division from January 2009 through December 2016.


Paul J. Cucuzzella
Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City


Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Cucuzzella served 20 years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, providing legal advice and representation to State Agencies. Judge Cucuzzella’s positions included Principal Counsel to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in 2022, Principal Counsel to the Maryland Department of Planning from 2013 to 2022, and Senior Litigator to the Department of Natural Resources from 2002 to 2013. As a litigator, Judge Cucuzzella regularly appeared in various matters in Maryland and federal trial and appellate courts.


Judge Cucuzzella is retired as a Colonel from the United States Army, having proudly served for over 26 years on both Active Duty and the Reserves in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While in the JAG Corps, Judge Cucuzzella’s positions included, among others, prosecutor under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, appellate attorney, Staff Judge Advocate to the 82d Airborne Division, Military Judge, deployed Security Justice Advisor to the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and unit Commander.


Troy K. Hill
Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City


Governor Wes Moore appointed Troy K. Hill to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on Friday, December 15, 2023. 

Before his judicial appointment, Judge Hill served as a Baltimore City Circuit Court Family Magistrate, where he conducted a variety of hearings in child welfare and delinquency cases; he served as a government attorney with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, where he provided legal advice, guidance and training to agency counsel and case workers; and he served as a public interest attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., where he represented children in child welfare cases.



Alan C. Lazerow
Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Governor Wes Moore appointed Alan Carl Lazerow to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on December 15, 2023. He was sworn in on January 9, 2024.


Before his judicial appointment, Judge Lazerow served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. In 2022, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland promoted Judge Lazerow to Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC). In addition to a full civil caseload, in his role as SLC, Judge Lazerow devoted significant time to mentoring new AUSAs and oversaw a yearly training program for new hires.


La Zette C. Ringgold-Kirksey
Associate Judge for the Circuit
Court for Baltimore City


The Honorable La Zette C. Ringgold-Kirksey is an Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Governor Larry Hogan designated her on April 20, 2022, and her tenure began on May 11, 2022.


Before becoming a Judge, Judge Ringgold-Kirksey was a prosecutor at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City for over 16 years. As a prosecutor, she rose through the ranks of the Juvenile, Narcotics, General Felony, and Gun Violence Enforcement Divisions. She also prosecuted several homicide cases. She completed her career as a prosecutor as Division Chief of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division.


Martin H. Schreiber II

Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City


Judge Martin “Marty” Schreiber is a lifelong resident of Baltimore. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Schreiber was an attorney in private practice for 30 years. He represented clients from all walks of life and handled various cases, from traffic tickets to complex corporate litigation. Judge Schreiber also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.


For his legal work and service to the profession, Judge Schreiber received the Leadership in Law Award from the Maryland Daily Record, the Award for Legal Excellence in the Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged from the Maryland Bar Foundation, and the Dickens Warfield Fair Housing Award for Outstanding Dedication and Service to Justice in Housing from Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Judge Schreiber was named to the Top 100 List and as one of the Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense - White Collar) by Super Lawyers, a ranking service recognizing the top attorneys nationwide and a resource for those in need of legal counsel.


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