State's Attorney's Office Deputies: Peter Feeney and Ryan Wechsler

Our State's Attorney for Montgomery County has appointed two experienced and dedicated professionals to be his deputies. These deputy attorneys are involved with managing the daily activities of the office. In addition, our two deputies are responsible for making personnel decisions, developing office and prosecutorial policy, supervising the management team, overseeing professional development, and training, acting as a liaison with both District and Circuit Courts, and coordinating community outreach to schools, faith-based organizations, homeowners' associations, and businesses.

Our current State's Attorney, John McCarthy was previously a deputy attorney for our office. When John McCarthy was elected in 2007 he appointed Peter Feeney and Ryan Wechsler as his deputy attorneys.

Peter Feeney joined the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1990. Prior to his appointment as Deputy State’s Attorney Mr. Feeney served as the Chief of the Major Crimes Division, the Felony Prosecution Division, the Cybercrime Unit, and as a trial attorney on the District, Juvenile, Circuit and Special Prosecutions Teams

Additionally, Mr. Feeney served for five years as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, prosecuting career offenders and armed career criminals in the United States District Court in Greenbelt and Baltimore.

Mr. Feeney graduated from Boston College, magna cum laude, in 1982, and in 1990 received his law degree from Boston College Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s commercial law journal. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Feeney was a high school teacher and martial arts instructor in South Central Los Angeles and Compton, California.

Ryan Wechsler graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 and received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 2000. In the fall of 2000, Mrs. Wechsler joined the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to the District Court Division. Mrs. Wechsler has since been assigned to the Domestic Violence Docket and the Special Victim’s Felony Division. Prior to her appointment as Deputy State’s Attorney, she served as the Deputy Chief of the Special Victim’s Division.