BERLIN — Former U.S. Congressman Frank Kratovil, who served a single term representing Maryland’s First District, which includes the entire Eastern Shore, was appointed last week to a District Court judgeship in Queen Anne’s County.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Kratovil to fill the Queen Anne’s County District Court bench, a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable John T. Clark III.
“I am honored to appoint Frank Kratovil to the Queen Anne’s County District Court,” said O’Malley. “His strong work ethic, dedication to justice, and years of experience will make him an excellent judge.”
Kratovil served as State’s Attorney in Queen Anne’s County from 2002 to 2009 when left his post after he was elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier in his career, Kratovil served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Queen Anne’s and Prince George’s Counties and as Deputy State’s Attorney in Kent County.
His diverse legal background also includes experience in private practice, as a criminal justice advisor in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and as a law clerk in the Public Defender’s Office for Prince George’s County and for the Honorable Darlene G. Perry on the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.