ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Caroline County State’s Attorney Jonathan Newell to the Circuit Court for Caroline County, and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the respective counties’ judicial nominating commissions.
“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Newell and Maciarello are the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies,” said Governor Hogan. "Throughout their legal careers they have exhibited integrity, intelligence, and a strong commitment to justice, and I am honored to appoint them to the Circuit Court.”
Jonathan G. Newell is currently serving as the State’s Attorney for Caroline County, and will fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Caroline County. He has served as State’s Attorney since 2003, where he has personally handled more than a dozen murder cases, and has overseen hundreds of drug felonies, sexual offenses, child abuse, robbery, and vehicular manslaughter cases. Newell served as a Deputy State's Attorney for Kent County, an Assistant Public Defender for Caroline County, and a judicial clerk in Caroline County’s Circuit Court. Newell graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Matthew A. Maciarello is currently serving as the State’s Attorney for Wicomico County, and will fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. He has served as state’s attorney since 2011. Maciarello’s previous experience includes working as a principal at the law firm of Heane & Pailey, P.A. and clerking for two Worcester County Circuit Court judges. Maciarello graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law.
These appointments will take effect immediately.