DAVID E. CAREY APPOINTED HARFORD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Gubernatorial Statement Describes New Appointee as "Highly Qualified" and Notes "True Commitment to Public Service."
BEL AIR, OCTOBER 2013: Stating that his new appointments "will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service," Governor Martin O'Malley on October 17, 2013, announced the appointment of Brown, Brown & Young principal member David E. Carey to the Harford County District Court.
In an interview with the Aegis, Carey, who is about to complete his fourth consecutive term as a Commissioner of the Town of Bel Air, and whose practice concentrated on civil and business litigation, criminal defense, personal injury matters and appeals, stated that he was "looking forward to continuing to serve the citizens in Harford County, just in a new way."
Carey also said that he planned to use his "23 years of experience as a litigator" in his new judicial position, "to be fair and listen to people and make sure everyone feels like they got a fair shake," he added. He will be sworn in as a judge just before Thanksgiving Day.
Speaking of the appointment, firm principal Augustus Brown said, "I can't think of a better appointment to the District Bench than Dave Carey. He certainly knows his way around a courtroom, and has been one of the best district court litigators we've ever had in the firm. He will be a star of the District Court."
Says principal Albert J. A. Young, "Dave has been with the firm since he finished his clerkship, so we'll really miss him. But he has always been devoted to serving municipalities and organizations, and this appointment is just one more way he demonstrates that commitment. We wish him the best in his judicial future!" he adds.
David Carey received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of Wooster (Ohio), and his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1989. Before joining the firm of Brown, Brown & Young in 1990, David Carey served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Karwacki, then an Associate Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Carey was elected to the Town of Bel Air Board of Commissioners in 1997 and re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009; he served as "Mayor" several times during that tenure. He is Past President of the Maryland Municipal League and has testified numerous times before committees in both the Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates on issues affecting cities and towns. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, the National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and the American, Maryland Harford County and Cecil County Bar Associations.
He became a principal of Brown, Brown & Young in 2006.
Mr. Carey has been very active in community affairs and at the time of his appointment was servinng on the Board of Directors of the Harford Community Action Agency, the Local Government Insurance Trust, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and the Maryland Municipal League. He also served on Governor Martin O'Malley's Smart Growth and Land Planning Transition Team Workgroup, and is past Chair of the Town of Bel Air's Economic and Community Development Commission.
Maryland District Court judges serve for 10-year terms after being appointed by the governor, and are eligible for reappointment until they reach the mandatory retirement age of 70. After appointment, they are subject to a confirmation process during the subsequent session of the Maryland General Assembly.
The firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., salutes David Carey on his appointment!