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The Office is one of more than 50 Federal Defender Organizations throughout the United States, which exist by virtue of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. sec. 3006A, as agencies within the judicial branch of the federal government. Its mission is to provide effective representation to persons charged with federal criminal offenses who have been determined by the court to be indigent and in need of representation.

Federal Defender - Northern Division
100 South Charles Street
BankAmerica Tower II,
Suite 900
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fax: 410-962-0872


James Wyda,
Federal Public Defender


Staff Attorneys:
Laura Ginsberg Abelson

Sedira Banan
Deborah L. Boardman
Carrie H. Corcoran
Kathryn Frey-Balter

Paul D. Hazlehurst
Kirstin Hopkins
Christian Lassiter
Desiree Lassiter
Katherine Tang Newberger
Michael Oppenheimer
Lucius T. Outlaw
Elizabeth G. Oyer
Patricia Richman
Shari Silver
Andrew Szekely
Rebecca Talbott
Nicholas Vitek
David Walsh-Little

Administrative Officer:
Raquel Baamonde Bowley

Chief Investigator:
Trish Slater

Computer Systems Administrator:
Mike McConnell

Federal Defender - Southern Division
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 710
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-4510
(301) 344-0600
FAX: (301) 344-0019


John C. Chamble,
Branch Chief


Staff Attorneys:

Michael T. Citaramanis
Amy S. Fitzgibbons
Lisa Woodward Lunt
Julie Stelzig (formerly Johnson)
Douglas R. Miller
Sapna Mirchandani
Meghan Suzanne Skelton
Paresh Patel
Joanna B. Silver
Stephanie Snyder


Assistant Computer Systems Administrator:
Philip Ekoma


FPD Eagle      Last updated November 16,  2017 at 4:30PM