Governor names Johnson as district judge

November 27, 1997|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

Prosecutor Megan Beth Johnson was appointed an Anne Arundel County District Court judge by Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday.

"Ms. Johnson has a wealth of experience in domestic issues as well as criminal law," Glendening said. "She is highly competent."

In her new post, Johnson will fill a vacancy created when Judge Michael J. Loney was elevated to the Circuit Court. She competed with six other candidates for the judgeship.

Johnson, 45, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. She joined the Anne Arundel state's attorney's office in 1981 and was chief of the civil division from 1983 to 1993. She specializes in domestic cases involving child support, paternity and related matters.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Johnson was an associate with the Baltimore law firm of Gebhardt & Smith, working on cases involving personal injury, divorce, contract and criminal defense.

Pub Date: 11/27/97

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