Annapolis, MD - Feb. 20, 2024  - Governor Wes Moore announced the appointment of Magistrate Hope Tipton and Levi Stuart Zaslow to the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
"Hope Tipton and Levi Stuart Zaslow define what it means to serve the public and follow the law. They will each bring humility, excellence, wisdom, and fairness to the bench," said Gov. Moore. "I thank them both for raising their hands to sit on the Baltimore City Circuit Court. The judiciary and the state will benefit from their service."

Magistrate Hope Tipton has worked as a Family Magistrate in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City since 2013. Her practice has always been devoted to representing poor and low-income clients in various civil legal matters, including family law, educational issues, denial of public benefits, and landlord tenant matters. Before her appointment as a magistrate, she served as the Maryland Legal Services Program Executive Director at the Maryland Department of Human Services. 

From 2003-2012, she worked as an attorney with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services, as the Founding Director of Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), which provided free legal services to children and families who received medical care at The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. She began her career as a staff attorney in the mental health unit at Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency.

Magistrate Tipton received her B.A. from Transylvania University and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

Levi Stuart Zaslow most recently served as partner with the law firm of Hijazi, Zaslow and Carroll, P.A. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, employment law, government litigation, appellate litigation and significant tort claims in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Hijazi, Zaslow and Carroll, P.A., Zaslow was an attorney for twelve years in the litigation division at Joseph, Greenwald and Laake, P.A., after which he worked at Smithey Law Group LLC. Upon graduating law school, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Althea M. Handy in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

In addition to his law practice, Zaslow was a contributing author to four legal treaties or texts, previously served on the Executive Council of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and served as a board member of the Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City. 

Zaslow received his B.S. from Excelsior College and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.