Judge Paula Price to succeed Judge Daniel Long on Somerset County Circuit Court bench

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Jan. 17 announced the appointment of Judge Paula A. Price to the Circuit Court of Somerset County. The governor made the appointment after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commission for Somerset County.


“After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Judge Price is the most qualified candidate to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court for Somerset County,” said Governor Hogan. “Judge Price has an exceptional and extensive legal background, and has exhibited integrity and a strong commitment to justice. I offer her my sincere congratulations and best wishes.”


There were three other applicants, Somerset County State’s Attorney Dan Powell, Public Defender Jennifer Turnbull, and her husband, Ajene Turnbull, an assistant state’s attorney in Wicomico County. Only Judge Price’s name was sent to Gov. Hogan by the nominating committee.


Judge Price is currently a judge for the District Court of Somerset County where she has served since 2009. Prior to her appointment, she worked as a solo practitioner with a general practice focusing on civil litigation. Judge Price’s career began in 1992, as an associate with the Salisbury firm of Adkins, Potts & Smethurst. In 1999, she left to start her own firm.


She received her bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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