Kadish and Lambert Appointed to Baltimore City District Court

Governor Larry Hogan has appointed both Darren Kadish and Michele Lambert to the Baltimore City District Court.

“It is my pleasure to appoint these distinguished individuals to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said Governor Hogan. “Both Darren and Michele will bring a depth of legal experience of knowledge to their roles” (press release).

Darren Lee Kadish is a partner with his father at the firm Kadish and Kadish, P.C. He practices civil and criminal litigation, with a focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases, real estate and business matters, collection matters, commercial law, and insurance defense work. Before becoming a partner at Kadish & Kadish, Mr. Kadish worked briefly as a solo practitioner, and then as an associate at Shapiro & Dorman, P.A. where he worked on personal injury and medical malpractice cases, as well as criminal cases.

Mr. Kadish received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Michele Bernice Lambert has worked in the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City for her entire 16-year legal career. Since 2019, she has served as the Division Chief of the Special Victims Unit. She currently oversees the staff and operations of the Circuit and District Court Offices, which includes 20 attorneys and 15 staff members. In addition to administrative duties, she conducts trainings for prosecutors and allied partners on domestic violence, sex offenses, child abuse and trial strategies. She also handles her own docket prosecuting child homicides, sex offenses, physical child abuse, and felony domestic violence cases as the sole/lead Assistant State’s Attorney.

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Lambert served as a law clerk for Hon. Martin P. Welch, Circuit Court for Baltimore City from 2005 to 2006. When her clerkship ended, she accepted a position in the District Court Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office and rapidly rose through the ranks. She spent six years in the Domestic Violence/Family Violence Unit before joining the Special Victims Unit.

Ms. Lambert received her B.S. from Morgan State University, and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

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