Governor O'Malley Swears In Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. to Court of Special Appeals


ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 3, 2009) – Governor Martin O’Malley today swore in the Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  Judge Matricciani fills an at-large vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to the Court of Appeals of Maryland. 

“It is an honor to swear in Judge Matricciani as a member to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley.  “Judge Matricciani brings a keen intellect, a strong work ethic, and an impressive history of dedicated public service.  I am confident that he will be an outstanding judge on the Court of Special Appeals.”

Since 1995, Judge Matricciani has been an Associate Judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  In that position, he has served as the Court’s Judge in Charge of the Family Division and Director of the Business and Technology Case Management Program.  Judge Matricciani was instrumental in developing the statewide Business and Technology Case Management Program, a specialized court function within the Circuit Courts to adjudicate business and technology disputes. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.

From 1980 to 1995, Judge Matricciani had a private law practice focused on civil litigation, family law, and alternative dispute resolution.  Between 1974 and 1980, he worked for the Legal Aid Bureau on mental health law and consumer law matters. 

Judge Matricciani has received numerous honors for his contributions to the law.  Among them are the Judge Rosalyn B. Bell Award for outstanding achievement in Family Law from the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc. in 2000, and Maryland’s Top Leadership in Law Award from the Daily Record in 2004

Judge Matricciani was appointed from among nominees selected by the Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission.  More information on nominating commissions established by Governor O’Malley can be found at


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