Business and Technology Judges
Judge Audrey J.S. Carrión is the current Administrative Judge and Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She was the Director of the Business and Technology Program from 2012 to January 1, 2020. She took office as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on November 10, 1999. Judge Carrión served as the Judge in Charge of the Family Division – Domestic from 2003 until 2009. From January 11, 1996, to November 9, 1999, Judge Carrión was an Associate Judge of the District Court of Maryland. She is a graduate of The University of Baltimore, School of Law. Judge Carrión was Chair of the Judiciary’s Committee on Court Interpretation and Translation Services from 2002 to 2014. In 2010 she was assigned to the Business and Technology Case Management Program and became Director of the Program in 2012. She attended the Economics Institute for Judges held at Northwestern University in October 2012. She is a member of the American College of Business Court Judges. She served as an ABA Business Law Section, Business Court Representative from 2012 to 2014. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2012 EBLO Jose Ruiz Achievement Award; 2011 The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award; 2011 The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association Outstanding Achievement Award; 2010 Women’s Law Center — Rosalyn B. Bell Award; 2008 Excellence in Leadership Award, University of Baltimore, Women’s Bar Association; Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2000 and 2003, The Daily Record; the 1998 Alumna of the Year Award, University of Baltimore School of Law; 1998 Presidential Award, Bar Association for Baltimore City; and the 1993-94 Award of Achievement, Bar Association of Baltimore City, Young Lawyer’s Division.
Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill, Director of the Business and Technology Case Management Program, took office as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in March 2009 and was assigned to the Business and Technology Case Management Program in January 2015. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Before appointment to the bench, Judge Fletcher-Hill handled complex civil litigation, including class actions involving civil rights, employment discrimination, insurance, and financial services, both in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and in private practice at Gordon Feinblatt, LLC. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and Bar Association of Baltimore City. He is also an adjunct professor at both University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore Law School.
Judge Jeffrey Geller has served on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City since May 2012, where he has heard cases on the civil, criminal, and family dockets. Judge Geller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Following law school, Judge Geller clerked for the Honorable Frederick D. Dorsey of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Judge Geller began his legal career with the Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore City – first with the Juvenile Division, followed by stints in the District Court, Misdemeanor Jury Trial, and Appellate Divisions. After nearly five years as a public defender, Judge Geller moved into private practice at the firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler. At Shapiro Sher, Judge Geller handled a variety of complex litigation matters, including employment, construction, and securities disputes. In 2004, Judge Geller joined the litigation practice group of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and became a partner at the firm in 2008. His practice at Miles & Stockbridge included the representation of businesses and financial institutions in a diverse range of commercial, real estate, construction, and employment law disputes at the trial court and appellate levels. At Miles & Stockbridge, Judge Geller also represented individual clients in custody and divorce disputes and in international and domestic child abduction matters. Judge Geller is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and the Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society.
Judge Anthony Vittoria was appointed to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in 2019 and was assigned to the Business and Technology Case Management Program in December 2021. He served as an administrative law judge with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings from 2018 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Vittoria received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr., U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, from 1996-97. He was then an associate at Goodell, DeVries Leech & Gray (now Goodell, DeVries Leech & Dann), where he focused on the defense of product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance coverage matters. Judge Vittoria became an associate in 2000 and then a shareholder in 2005 of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, LLP (which has since merged into Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC). His practice with Ober|Kaler consisted of complex litigation, including business, construction, and intellectual property disputes. Judge Vittoria started his own firm in 2014, where he continued to practice commercial litigation. Judge Vittoria is the current President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, after having served in several other officers and Board positions. He is also a member in good standing and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association. Judge Vittoria is also active in his community, having volunteered as a tutor for Reading Partner and having served in various roles with his community association.
Judge Cynthia H. Jones has served as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City since March 2014 and was assigned to the Business and Technology Case Management Program in October 2022. She is a graduate of Chatham College and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Judge Jones began her legal career as a law graduate and then staff attorney at The Legal Aid Bureau, Incorporated’s Cherry Hill Office, one of the last general practice offices in the state. Following her tenure at the Bureau, Judge Jones joined the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City as an assistant state’s attorney in the Juvenile Division; the division where she served as Rule 16 Law Student Attorney and where, upon graduating law school, she volunteered. After serving in the Juvenile Division, she served in the District Court Division, Misdemeanor Unit, the General Trial Division, and the Homicide Division. Her tenure in the office resumed after serving as the Assistant to the Comptroller for Public Affairs and the Assistant Clerk to the Board of Estimates at the Office of the Comptroller for Baltimore City. Upon Judge Jones’ return to the State’s Attorney’s Office, she became the Chief of Investigations and was then appointed the Deputy State’s Attorney of the Investigative Divisions. After her departure, Judge Jones joined the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation as the Assistant Commissioner of Enforcement and Consumer Services, where her work involved regulatory compliance and enforcement of financial institutions doing business in Maryland. Judge Jones is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Inc., the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., Monumental Bar Association and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, Inc. Judge Jones enjoys volunteering with Teen Court, Truancy Court, YouthWorks and MyLaw. She served as a trustee on the University of Baltimore Foundation board from 2013-21. Judge Jones is a long-standing member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.