Fills Vacancies in Washington and Prince George’s County Circuit Courts
Governor Larry Hogan today announced he has selected Andrew Fisher Wilkinson as judicial appointee for Washington County Circuit Court and Bryon Seth Bereano as judicial appointee for Prince George’s Circuit Court.
“The appointment of qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the people of Maryland and the rule of law,” said Governor Hogan. “I have confidence that Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Bereano will continue to be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Washington County and Prince George’s County admirably.”
Andrew Wilkinson has a solo practice operating under the name Wilkinson Law. Prior to opening his own firm, Wilkinson worked as a partner at the firm of Divelbiss & Wilkinson for four years. His practice focuses in the areas of land-use and real estate law, civil litigation, estate planning, and commercial law. He has also provided family law mediation services for the Circuit Court for Washington County since 2009. Prior to joining Divelbiss, he served as an assistant county attorney in the Office of the County Attorney for Washington County where he represented the Board of County Commissioners. After graduating law school, he served as a law clerk for the Circuit Court for Washington County for the Honorable Fred C. Wright III, the Honorable John H. McDowell, the Honorable W. Kennedy Boone, and the Honorable Donald E. Beachley. Wilkinson received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina. He received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.
Bryon Bereano was appointed by Governor Hogan to the District Court for Prince George’s County in 2016. Prior to that appointment, Bereano worked for the Prince George’s County Office of Law as an associate county attorney, where he focused zoning and property maintenance cases and responses to equal employment opportunity complaints. Bereano was previously a solo practitioner for three years. From 2001-2010, he worked as a litigation associate at the firms of Knight, Manzi, Nussbaum & LaPlaca, P.A. and Lerch, Early & Brewer. He clerked for the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr. in the United States District Court for Maryland from 2000-2001. He also clerked for the Honorable William B. Spellbring, Jr. in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County from 1999-2000. Bereano received his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.