Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has filled a seat on the Court of Special Appeals. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has selected a former assistant attorney general to serve on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Matthew J. Fader will fill a seat on the court that was vacated by former chief judge Peter Krauser, who retired.

Fader has served in the Attorney General’s Office for the past decade, and is the chief of civil litigation. Previously, he was a partner at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, a Pittsburgh-based firm. He also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice for three years.