Judge Amy's Story

Meet Judge Amy Lorenzini

On May 11, 2022, Judge Amy Lorenzini was given the honor of being appointed to the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court by Governor Larry Hogan. To earn the Governor’s appointment, she had to undergo a rigorous evaluation process designed to assure the most qualified and best-suited judge was appointed to serve the citizens of St. Mary’s County.

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As an attorney, Amy Lorenzini regularly handled criminal and civil jury and court trials in the Circuit Courts of St. Mary’s County, Charles County, Calvert County, Prince George’s County, and Anne Arundel County. In addition, she argued cases before the Maryland Appellate Court and the Maryland Supreme Court. While in private practice, Amy Lorenzini represented clients in the areas of civil litigation, criminal litigation, real estate, property law, family law, estates, contracts, guardianships, adoptions, and appellate law. This vast experience has proven to be a solid foundation for her service as a Judge on the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County.

Judge Lorenzini has been very active in the legal community throughout her career, including holding leadership positions in the Maryland State Bar Association and in local bar associations. For more than 10 years prior to her appointment, she orchestrated and managed a free legal clinic providing family law services that assisted over a thousand self-represented individuals. Judge Lorenzini has volunteered with the St. Mary’s County Bar Association Law Day, St. Mary’s County Project Graduation, the Southern Maryland High School Mock Trial Teams, the Maryland State Bar Association Wills for Heroes, and Christmas in April for over a decade. Since being appointed to the Circuit Court, she initiated a Guardianship Clinic in St. Mary’s County to assist self-represented individuals with guardianship cases.

After graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park and then the University of Maryland School of Law over 20 years ago, Amy Lorenzini began her legal career in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Marvin S. Kaminetz. Following this clerkship, she had the privilege of working as a prosecutor in the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office before joining a private practice with a leading local law firm in Southern Maryland.

Amy Lorenzini chose to make St. Mary’s County her family’s home over 15 years ago. Her husband is a graduate of St. Mary’s College, and together they have three children, all of whom were educated in St. Mary’s County Schools. Their children have actively participated in St. Mary’s County sports and youth groups. Amy Lorenzini served as a past Assistant Coach for the St. Mary’s Youth Soccer Association and as a past Secretary of the Evergreen Elementary School PTO. Additionally, she held the role of the St. Mary’s County representative on the Marine Museum’s Board of Governors for many years.

Judge Amy Lorenzini was honored with a place in the 2023 Maryland Daily Record’s Top 100 Women, recognized with the prestigious 2023 Leaders in Law Award, and featured in the Maryland State Bar Association’s quarterly publication, The Maryland Bar Journal. Additionally, she has been the recipient of the Maryland Pro Bono Award, the Calvert County Bar Association Law Award, and Congressional Recognition for her outstanding legal contributions.

Judge Amy Lorenzini has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Maryland's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service, the Supreme Court of Maryland's Character Committee, the Maryland Judicial Education Committee, and the Maryland Judiciary Equal Justice Committee.

Accomplishments

  • Held leadership positions in state and local Bar Associations
  • Earned highest rating for legal ability and highest degree of ethics
  • Appointed by the Court to represent children and vulnerable members of our community in custody and guardianship cases
  • Appointed by the Court to represent Servicemembers serving our Country
  • Extensive background in community service and involvement
  • 20 years as a practicing attorney
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women
  • Former member of the Maryland Bar Association Board of Governors and Executive Committee
  • Established and ran a Pro Bono Clinic for self-represented family law litigants
  • Volunteer with Christmas in April for over a decade
  • Recipient of the Maryland Pro Bono Award
  • Frequent presenter at conventions and legal seminars, including the Maryland Farm Bureau Convention
  • Recipient of Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Legal Work
  • Lifetime Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
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