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Erin J. Ashbarry, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University (1996); J.D., cum laude, from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (1999). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1999; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2006. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (2001), Virginia (2006), U.S. District Court for Maryland (2000) and D.C. (2002), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2005). Member of the Maryland, D.C., and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Editorial Assistant for The Catholic University Law Review. Previously Law Clerk to the Honorable D. Warren Donohue, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD (1999-2000), and in private practice. Member of the Division of Finance and Procurement, representing the Department of Technology Services.

Trevor Ashbarry, Associate County Attorney

To be updated.

Lisa Brennan, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., cum laude, in Government, from the University of San Francisco (1990); J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1993).  Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1993 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2006.  Member of the Montgomery County and Maryland State Bar Associations.  Joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2012.  Previously worked as an Investigator for the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (1999-2012).  Area of concentration is utility matters.

Robert Birenbaum, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Rochester (2000); J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (2003). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2003; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2006. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (2006). Member of the Maryland Bar Association. Previously law clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Finifter, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Currently assigned to the Division of Zoning, Land Use, and Economic Development.

Terrilyn Brooks, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from The American University (1984); J.D. from Villanova University School of Law (1987). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2007. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (2000), Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Previous employment includes Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia (Commercial Litigation Division and Code Enforcement Division) and Assistant Attorney General for The Maryland Department of the Environment. Civil litigation experience includes commercial litigation, regulatory enforcement actions for lead poisoning violations, solid waste laws, and other environmental matters. Currently assigned to the Division of Public Safety and is agency counsel to the Division of Solid Waste Services.

Christine M. Collins, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany (1993); J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law (Dean's List) (1996). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1997. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Maryland (1999), the United States Supreme Court (2001), and the District of Columbia (2009). Member of the Montgomery County and Maryland State Bar Associations, the Maryland County Attorneys Litigation Practice Group, and the Maryland Self-Insurers and Employers Compensation Association. Member of the Montgomery County Inns of Court (2000-2003). Areas of concentration are litigation and workers' compensation.

Sarah Daken, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science, from Wayne State University (1995); J.D. from Michigan State University (1998). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1998; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1999. Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Certified Mediator. Previous employment includes Assistant to the Press Secretary for the State of Michigan, Clinton/Gore (1992); Case manager for battered women and mentally ill adults, Social Worker (1989-1991). Currently assigned to the Division of Health and Human Services, concentrating in juvenile litigation, Termination of Parental Rights cases, CINA cases, mediation, and training social workers.

Elizabeth C. Evans, Division Chief

Received B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from Lock Haven State University (1974); J.D. from the Temple University School of Law (1978). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1979; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1998. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court (2000) and Pennsylvania (1978, inactive). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association: Chair, Juvenile Law Section (1996), Montgomery County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association: Steering Committee (1981-83). Previously in private practice in Montgomery County (1979-98). Chief of the Division of Health and Human Services.

Scott R. Foncannon, Associate County Attorney

Received degree in Economics from the University of Maryland (1974); J.D. from the John Marshall Law School (1978). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1979; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2001. Also admitted to practice in Illinois (1978), Colorado (1983), the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for Maryland and Colorado. Member of the Colorado Bar Association; Colorado County Attorney Association; past president, Colorado Association of School Board Attorneys; Colorado Bar Foundation; and member of the Colorado Bar Board of Governors. Previously employed as County Attorney for Otero County, Colorado (1989-2001); County Attorney for Crowley County, Colorado (1987-2001); City Attorney for Rocky Ford, Colorado (1987-2001); member and past president of the Rocky Ford Lions Club (1983-2001). Area of concentration is recordation tax. Agency counsel to the Finance Department.

Charles L. Frederick, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland (1983); M.S. in Physiology from the University of Maryland (1985); and J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore Law School (1988). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1988; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1990. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1989), District of Columbia (1990), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1996), and U.S. Supreme Court (2000). Member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County (1990); elected member of the Executive Committee (2008-2011); representative to Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee (2007 - present). Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review panel member (2005 - present). Areas of concentration include all facets of tort litigation, commercial litigation, and workers' compensation.

Vickie L. Gaul, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from The George Washington University (1984); J.D. from the University of Maryland (1987). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1987; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2000. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1988) and the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1989). Previously employed with the State of Maryland Attorney General's Office, concentrating in administrative law, and in private practice, concentrating in real estate and commercial transactions. Current areas of concentration are land use, real estate transactions, contracts, and code enforcement litigation.

Marc P. Hansen, County Attorney

Received B.A., cum laude, with honors in History, from MacMurray College (1968); M.A.T. from Washington University, St. Louis (1969); and J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law (1975). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1975; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1984. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1976), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1977), and the U.S. Supreme Court (1980). Member of the Maryland and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Vice-chair, General Government Section, International Municipal Lawyers’ Association. Previously in private practice (1975-1984). Former Mayor, Washington Grove, Maryland (1987-90); Chair, Board of Zoning Appeals of Washington Grove. Areas of concentration are government operations, procurement, legislation, and ethics. Agency counsel to the County Council, Office of Management and Budget, Charter Review Commission, and Office of Intergovernmental Relations.

Karen L. Federman Henry, Division Chief

Received B.A. in Government and Politics, with minor in English, from the University of Maryland; J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1984). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1987. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1985); the U.S. District Courts for Maryland and D.C. (1986); the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the D.C. Circuit (1986); and the United States Supreme Court (1998). Member of the Maryland, Montgomery County, Women's (Maryland & Montgomery County), and D.C. Bar Associations. Past President, Montgomery County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association (1989-1990); Chair, Bar Association of Montgomery County Professionalism & Quality of Life Committee (2002-2003; 2005-2007); Section Council, State & Local Government Section (2002 - 2005; member to present); MSBA Planning Committee (member 2007-2009; Chair 2009-2011); MSBA Committee on Laws (2011 to present); member of the MSBA Litigation Section (1999-present), BAMC Ethics Committee (2002-present). Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review (1983-1984); published recent decision, Hauch v. Connor--Beginning a Transition in Maryland Conflict of Laws Doctrine?, 43 Md.L.Rev. 204 (1984). Law clerk to the Honorable Rosalyn B. Bell, Court of Special Appeals (1984-1985); summer intern to the Honorable Rita C. Davidson, Court of Appeals (1983). Private practice handling general litigation (1985-1987). Appointed to the Maryland Judicial Commission on Professionalism (2004-2009). Elected to the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court as a Barrister (2004); elevated to Master (2006). Accepted to the Montgomery County Inn of Court as a Bencher (2005).  Areas of practice include procurement, finance, tax, and appellate litigation.

Taggart Hutchinson, Assistant County Attorney

Received B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University (2004); J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (2011). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2012; joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2014. Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Previously employed as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Member of the Division of Finance and Procurement.

Barbara L. Jay, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from the University of Virginia (1986); J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center (1989). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1990; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2005. Member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property, Planning and Zoning Section. Previously employed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concentrating on fair housing, legislation, and appropriations law issues. Currently agency counsel to the Board of Appeals.

Kristen Kalaria, Assistant County Attorney

Received B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park (2006); J.D. magna cum laude from University of Maryland (2010). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2010; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2011. Member of the Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Member of the Maryland Law Review (2008-2010). Previously served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Zarnoch, Court of Special Appeals (2010-2011). Areas of concentration include child welfare and public health.

Patricia Lisehora Kane, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland (1977); J.D. from Catholic University (1980). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1980; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2007. Also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia (1982) and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1998). Member of the Maryland, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County Bar Associations. Previously staff councel for Travelers Insurance Company at the Law Offices of Joseph Jagielski (2002-2006); Law Offices of Thomas J. Davis (1992-2002); and Peter J. Karceski & Associates (1983-1992). Assigned to the Division of Litigation.

Wendy B. Karpel, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in History from Haverford College (1989); J. D. from Tulane University School of Law (1992), Cum Lade. Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1992; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2002. Also admitted to practice in Virginia (1994), District of Columbia (1995), and the Eastern District of Virginia (2000). Member of the Montgomery County (current chair of the Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee, former member of the Executive Committee (2006 - 2008), Maryland State, and Women's Bar Associations (current President of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland); board member of Maryland Defense Counsel; legislative committee member of the Maryland Self Insured Employer Compensation Association; member of drafting subcommittee of the Legislative Committee on Infectious Disease (2002); Director of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland’s Bar Foundation; member of the Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission; member of the Editorial Committee of the Finding Justice Project; Montgomery County Bar Foundation fellow; and speaker at various MICPELs and conferences in the area of workers’ compensation. Professor of Paralegal Studies at the University of Maryland University College at both the undergraduate (Chair of One Credit Courses) and graduate schools. Recipient of UMUC’s Teaching Recognition Award (2006), Montgomery County Bar Association’s Chairperson of the Year Award (2006), the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Award (2007), and named as a Maryland SuperLawyers© (2008 and 2009). Previously served as law clerk to the Honorable David Gray Ross, Prince George's County Circuit Court, and Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County (1993- 2002). Area of concentration includes Workers' Compensation.

Lena Kim, Assistant County Attorney

Received B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005); J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law (2008). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2008; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2011. Member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Previously served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland (2008-2009). Formerly an Associate Attorney at Lazarus & Burt P.A. (2009-2011) and the Family Advocacy Attorney at the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (2011). Areas of concentration include child welfare and family and youth services

Silvia C. Kinch, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in English from The George Washington University (1998); J. D. from University of Baltimore (2002). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2002; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2003. Member of the Maryland State Bar Association of the American. Former Associate of the Inns of Court, Montgomery County (2003-2004). Previously law clerk to the Honorable John W. Debelius, Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Areas of concentration includes child protective services, public health, and aging and disability services.

Bernadette Fowler Lamson, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Sociology from Catholic University (1982); J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School (1986). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1987; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1996. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1988) and Pennsylvania (1987). Previously judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ernest A. Loveless, Jr., Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit (1986-1988); Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County Attorney's Office (1989-1996). Professor, Montgomery College (1997-2003). Area of expertise includes litigation and resolution of complex labor and personnel related issues including unfair labor practice charges, contract grievances, disciplinary actions, and contract interpretation disputes. Extensive experience conducting personnel related investigations and resolving work site disputes and Title VII issues. Conducts Title VII training for supervisory and subordinate employees. Agency counsel to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

Edward B. Lattner, Division Chief

Received B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland (1983); J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School (1986). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1986; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1988. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1987), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1987), the D.C. Court of Appeals (1989), and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1995). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Previously staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Forum. Member of Psi Chi (National Honor Society in psychology). Previously judicial clerk to the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1987-1988). Speaker at the International Municipal Lawyer's Association on government use of Internet filtering software, e-mail privacy, and domestic partnership legislation. Areas of concentration are civil rights, labor law, employment discrimination, land use, and administrative practice. Primary counsel for appeals. Agency counsel to the Office of Human Resources, Ethics Commission and the Office of Public Information.

Paul F. Leonard, Jr., Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado; J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1985). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1992. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1988). Member of the Maryland, D.C., and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Areas of concentration are litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, and health care law.

Kathryn Lloyd, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., with honors, from the University of Florida (1999). Received J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law (2005). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2005; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2006. Served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Mason, Circuit Court for Montgomery County (2005-2006). Associate Editor, Maryland Law Review (2004-2005). Member of the Division of Public Safety Litigation.

Jody, Malmstrom, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. in Social Work, cum laude, from Illinois State University (1996) and J.D., cum laude, from Northern Illinois University (2002).   Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2009; joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2014.  Also admitted to practice in Illinois (2002), the District of Columbia (2010), the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois (2002), and the U.S. District Court for Maryland (2014).  Member of the Women’s Bar and Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Associations.  Previously an Assistant State’s Attorney in Will County, Illinois (2003-2007); Law Offices of Chuck Bretz and Associates (2007-2009); and Sachitano, Strent and Hostetter, LLC (2009-2011).  Assigned to the Division of Litigation. 

 

John P. Markovs, Deputy County Attorney

Received B.A., cum laude, in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy, from State University of New York at Albany (1986); J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law (1989); Managing Editor of the Administrative Law Review of American University (1988-1989). Dean's Fellow to Professor Barlow D. Burke (1988-1989). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1990; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2007. Also admitted to practice in Virginia (1990); United States District Court of Maryland (1990); United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland (1990); United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1990); United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1991); District of Columbia (1992); United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (1993); United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1993); United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia (1993); United States Supreme Court (1994); United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1994); United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1995); Pennsylvania (1997). Member of the American (Sections on Litigation, Public Law, and Construction Law), Maryland (Litigation Section Council 2007-present and Labor/Employment Section), Virginia (Board of Governors, General Practice Section 1999-2001), District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Montgomery, Fairfax, Maryland Bankruptcy, and Northern Virginia Bankruptcy (President - 1999-2000; Board of Directors - 1994-2007) Bar Associations. Author of Post-judgment Collection Efforts - The Last Attack in Debtor/Creditor Warfare, Virginia Lawyer, October 1998. In private practice from 1989-2006 and a partner in Adams Porter & Radigan, Ltd. and McMillan & Metro, P.C. Barrister in the Walter Chandler Inn of Court (2000-2002). Barrister in the Montgomery County Inn of Court (2006-2010).

Richard H. Melnick, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S., cum laude, in Business and Management/Finance from the University of Maryland (1982); J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law (1985). Articles Editor, Maryland Law Forum (1984-1985); Published article, "The Admissibility of Stipulated Polygraph Evidence," 9 Md. Law Forum 4 (1985). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1986; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1988. Also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia (1987), the U.S. District Court for D.C. (1987), the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1988), and the United.States Supreme Court (2000). Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore Law School (2002-Present). Presents educational programs in Negotiation; Contract Drafting and Plain English Usage; Procurement; HIPAA Compliance; Administrative Law; and Contractor vs. Employer Liability Issues. Member of the Maryland (MSBA), D.C., and Montgomery County (BAMC) Bar Associations. Elected as member, Secretary, and Treasurer of the BAMC Executive Committee (2003-2009); Received BAMC President's Outstanding Service to the Bar Citation, as Co-Chair of Dialogue on Freedom Project (2002-2003); Chair of the BAMC Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2001-2003); BAMC Judicial Selections Panel (2001-2003; Vice Chair 2004-2005); Section Council, MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2003-Present; Secretary 2006, Vice Chair 2007, Chair 2008-09): Chair, Maryland ADR Conference (2007); Section Council, MSBA Entertainment and Sports Law Section (2003-Present). Appointed to Maryland Mediator Excellence Council (2006-Present; Vice-Chair 2009-10). Bencher, Montgomery County Inn of Court (2005-Present). Certified Trained Mediator (1999); Evaluator, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). District Court of Maryland ADR Program Volunteer of the Year Award (2006). Board Member, Conflict Resolution Center for Montgomery County, MD (2007- Present). Handles a wide variety of complex matters in the areas of litigation, negotiation, procurement, contract, tort, information technology, intellectual property, public safety, administrative, land use, and commercial law. Leads Contract Unit and serves as principal counsel to the Office of Procurement, Contract Review Committee, Department of Technology Services Department of Liquor Control, and Fire and Rescue Commission.

Rebecca Miller, Associate ounty Attorney

Received B.A. in Social Work, magna cum laude, with minor in Business, from Arizona State University (2004).  Received J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law (2007).  Admitted to Maryland Bar in 2007; joined County Attorney’s Office in 2012.  Member of the Maryland Bar Association.  Previously, worked as Staff Attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc (2007-2012). 

Amy Moskowitz, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., magna cum laude, from Dickinson College (1992); J.D. from University of Baltimore, magna cum laude (1995), LLM in Taxation (1998). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1995; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2005. Also admitted to practice in Connecticut (1995) and the District of Columbia (1998). In private practice from 1997-2004. Areas of concentration are benefits and retirement. Primary counsel to Board of Investment Trustees.

Heather A. Mulloy, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. from George Washington University (1986); J.D. from Howard University School of Law (1992). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2000. Also admitted to practice in Texas (1993); District of Columbia (1998), and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Member of the Maryland (Labor and Employment Section) and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Awarded Legal Service Awards and appointed criminal defense attorney by local judges. Previously an associate with Quinn, McAuliffe and Rowan. Areas of conentration are workers' compensation, tort liability, employment law, and civil rights litigation.

Jerome Allen Nicholas, Jr., Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from Morehouse College (1975); J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1978). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1978; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2001. Also admitted to practice in Florida (1979), United States Supreme Court (1984), Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1984), and United States District Court (1978). Member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Retired from the Baltimore City Solicitor's Office after 22 years. Previously employed as Chief Counsel for the Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore City Public Schools; former chief of the contracts unit, Department of Public Works, and litigation division; private contract and construction practice.

Peggy R. Odick, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. with highest honors from Goucher College (1975); J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law (1978); Certificate in Thanatology from Hood College (2000). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1978; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1999.  Member of the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Associations. Member of the Child and Adult Protective Services Unit. 

Haley Roberts, Assistant County Attorney

Received B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University (2007); J. D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (2010). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2011 and joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2012. Previously clerked for the Honorable Cheryl A McCally in Montgomery County Circuit Court (2011-2012); prior to that worked as a legal aide in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (2010-2011); as well as clerking in the Maryland House Judiciary Committee (2010 term).  Member of the Division of Human Resources and Appeals.

Clifford L. Royalty, Division Chief

Received B.A., cum laude with honors, in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College; J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1989). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1989; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1994. Also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for Maryland. Areas of concentration are constitutional law, civil rights litigation, land use, cable and telecommunications law.

James C. Savage, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. degree in English from Seton Hall University (1968); J.D. from Seton Hall University (1973). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1981; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2000. Also admitted to practice in New Jersey (1973), D.C. (1979), Third and Fourth U.S. Circuit Courts, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court. Previously employed as Assistant County Prosecutor, Newark, New Jersey (1973 to1977); trial attorney for the Criminal Divison of the United States Department of Justice (1977 to 1982); Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore (1982 to 1987); criminal defense attorney, specializing in federal criminal defense. Areas of concentration include debt collection, code enforcement, and subrogation.

Jodi Schulz, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A., magna cum laude, in Criminal Justice from the University of Hartford in December, 1996. Received J.D. from the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law in May, 2000. Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2000. Member of the Maryland, Women's and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Served as Judicial Law Clerk to all four Circuit Court Judges in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland from August 2000-August 2001.

Loretta E. Shapero, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. from Cornell University; J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1986). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1986; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1994. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1987). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Previously an Associate at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (1987-1994); Appellate Clerk to the Honorable Alan M. Wilner, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (1986-1987). Previous experience in land use, condemnation, historical preservation and business litigation. Areas of concentration include child welfare and family and youth services.

David E. Stevenson, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in History from the University of Maryland (1973); J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1977). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1977; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1985. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1979) and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1986). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Previously law clerk to the Honorable James Macgill, Circuit Court for Howard County (1976-1977); Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County (1980-1981); Assistant State's Attorney for Montgomery County (1981-1983); and Assistant Public Defender for Montgomery County (1983-1985). Area of concentration is labor and employment law. Agency counsel to the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, and the Office of Human Resources.

Jeffrey Stickle, Associate County Attorney

B.A. in history from Binghamton University (SUNY) (1999); J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law (2002). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2002; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2014. Also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for Maryland, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2005). Member of the Bar Association for Montgomery County (Chair, Workers Compensation Section) and Maryland State Bar Association (Member, Negligence, Insurance & Workers Compensation Section). Coach, Northwest High School Mock Trial Team. Previously served as law clerk to the Hon. Marvin S. Kaminetz, Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland (2003-2004). Also previously served as associate attorney, McCarthy Wilson LLP (2004-2011), Wilson Forte LLP (2011-2013), and Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman, Chartered (2013-2014). Area of concentration includes Workers' Compensation.

Tamara A. Stoner, Associate County Attorney

Received B.S. from Columbia Union College (1979); J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law (1990). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1990; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2008. Also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Member of the Montgomery County, Federal, and Bankruptcy Bar Associations. Member, Moot Court Board, University of Maryland School of Law. MICPEL Instructor, Common Ownership Communities seminar (1995, 1999). Previously employed with Elmore & Throop; Lerch, Early & Brewer, and Kass, Skalet, Segarni, Mason & Van Grack. Currently assigned to the Division of Public Interest Litigation, concentrating in personal property taxes, bankruptcy, and debt collection.

Corey Talcott, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Economics from Northeastern University (2005); J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2008). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2008; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2010. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2010). Member of the Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Former student member of the Inns of Court, Montgomery County (2008-2009). Previously served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Katherine D. Savage, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland (2008-2010). Previously an Associate at Heise Jorgensen & Stefanelli, P.A. (2010). Areas of concentration include child welfare and family and youth services.

 Alexandra Thompson, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh (1979) J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1983) Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar (1984). Presviously employed as Associate Attorney with a general practice law firm, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Admitted to the Maryland Bar (1994) Joined the Office of the County Attorney (1998) Currently assigned to the Division of Zoning Land Use and Economic Development.

Patricia P. Via, Division Chief

Received B.A., cum laude, in Political Science, with minor in English, from the University of Maryland (1982) and J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1985). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1988. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1988), Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1990), U.S. Supreme Court (2000), and the District Court for the District of Columbia (2002). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association since 1988. Previously employed in private practice for a construction litigation law firm in Baltimore. Current areas of concentration are tort liability and civil rights litigation and general personnel/employment matters. Currently the Division Chief for the Litigation Division-Self-Insurance and supervise and manage the Division of Litigation, which includes supervising 8 attorneys in the division, several attorneys in another division who assist with litigation, and 2 paralegals. Work includes representing the Montgomery County Self-Insurance Fund and its participating governmental members and their employees, reviewing attorneys’ work product, overseeing, organizing, and managing division assignments and work load, providing legal advice to County and related agencies, and litigating federal and state cases in tort, civil rights and employment discrimination matters. Also, provide training to the Montgomery County Police Department on tort and civil rights liability, use of police vehicles, supervisory liability, and other civil liability issues and has provided training to teachers and social workers on various liability issues. Currently is the co-chair for the Youth Courthouse Project Committee (member since 2007); member of the Judicial Selections Panel Committee (2006 to present - three year term). Previously, member Maryland State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section, Vice Chair - Communications; member Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee (2003-2007); Secretary, Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee (2004-2005); Chairperson, Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee (2005-2006); Moderator, ADR Today – The Court’s Perspective (March 2006); assisted with Back to Courts Night Program (Fall 2006); and member Nominations & Elections Committee of County Bar Association.

Eric C. Willis, Associate County Attorney

Received B. A. from the University of Richmond (1993); J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law (1997). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997; joined the County Attorney's Office in 2006. Also admitted to practice in Idaho (1998) and the U. S. District Court for Maryland (2004). Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association (Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee 2004-2006; Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee 2009-2010). Previously Law Clerk to The Honorable Paul A. McGuckian, Circuit Court for Montgomery County (1997-1998). Previously an associate at Venable LLP (2005-2006); Paul F. Kemp, P.A. (2003-2005); Quinn, McAuliffe & Rowan (2000-2002). Areas of concentration include eminent domain litigation, real estate transactions and land use. Agency counsel to Department of Transportation.

Walter E. Wilson, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from Morgan State University (1980); M.P.A. from University of Baltimore (1987), and J.D. from University of Maryland (1991). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1991; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1999. Also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar (1992), District of Columbia Bar (1993), and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1992), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1992), and the United States Supreme Court (2000). Previously Senior Associate Counsel for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Areas of concentration are environmental law, procurement, administrative law, community association law. Agency counsel to the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Recreation, and Commission on Common Ownership Communities.

Anne T. Windle, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Health Education from the University of Washington (1976); M.S. in health-related behavior from the University of Washington (1979); and J.D., cum laude, from the American University Law School (1996). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1996; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1996. Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1997) . Member of the Maryland and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Previously worked for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, handling public health education, training, and personnel/labor relations issues. Areas of concentration are personnel/labor relations and issues related to health and human service delivery.