New Administrative Judge Appointed in Third Judicial Circuit

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We at Law Office of Jason Ostendorf would like to congratulate Judge Yolanda L. Curtin on her recent appointment as Circuit Administrative Judge for the Third Judicial Circuit by Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader. Judge Curtin’s appointment, which began on June 19, 2023, includes the circuit courts for Baltimore and Harford Counties. Her dedication and commitment to serving our community and ensuring fair and effective justice for all are commendable.

Local Ties

For our practice, this appointment hits close to home. The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, part of the Third Judicial Circuit, is located only a short drive from our office in Hunt Valley. As a Hunt Valley divorce lawyer, I frequently represent clients in this court. Having a deep understanding of the local judicial system is an essential part of our commitment to providing the best possible representation for our clients.

About Judge Curtin

Judge Curtin, a distinguished legal professional, has a rich career that spans nearly three decades. Prior to her recent appointment, Judge Curtin served as the County Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Harford County since March 2022. Her experience includes serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Harford County and an Administrative Law Judge in the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Judge Curtin completed her education at Rutgers University and the Rutgers University School of Law before obtaining her Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a dedicated member of the Harford County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association.

Local Representation Matters

With Judge Curtin at the helm of the Third Judicial Circuit, it reinforces the importance of local representation in family law matters. Having a lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the local legal community and court system can significantly impact the outcome of your case. As a divorce lawyer in Hunt Valley, I am committed to guiding you through the complexities of divorce law and advocating for your best interests in court.

When you are going through a divorce, you need a lawyer who not only understands the law but also the local legal landscape. If you have any questions or need help with a divorce or family law issue, do not hesitate to contact us at Law Office of Jason Ostendorf. We are here to help.

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