Governor Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Paul M. Bowman to the Circuit Court for Kent County, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable J. Frederick Price. Mr. Bowman has been a sole practitioner in Kent County since 1979. He has experience in a wide variety of practice areas, including municipal and zoning law, trusts and estates, real estate transactions, education law, domestic matters, guardianship cases, personal injury and wrongful death cases, criminal law, and commercial law. He served for over two decades as the Town Attorney for Chestertown and for several years as the Town Attorney for Millington. In 1987, the Circuit Court for Kent County appointed Mr. Bowman to be Court Examiner. Mr. Bowman is a past president of the Kent County Bar Association and a past member of the Kent County Ethics Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors of Kent Youth, Inc., which provides services to at-risk youth. In 2004, he received a Golden Key award from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Mr. Bowman also has served on the boards of several local banks. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.