Contact Us

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland operates two courthouses: the northern division in Baltimore and the southern division in Greenbelt. We operate offices close to each courthouse.

Northern Division Office
100 S. Charles Street
Tower II, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-3962
(855) 213-8450
(410) 962-0872

Federal Public Defender

James Wyda

First Assistant Federal Public Defender

Katherine Tang Newberger

Senior Litigation Counsel

Brendan Hurson
Elizabeth Oyer


Laura Ginsberg Abelson
Sedira Banan
Carrie Corcoran
Jeff Dahlberg
Shari Derrow
Maggie Grace
Kirstin Hopkins
Christian Lassiter
Desiree Lassiter
Cullen Macbeth
Meghan Michael
Michael Oppenheimer
Devin Prater
Nate Smith
Andrew Szekely
David Walsh-Little


Aida Lopez
Elizabeth Sandman
Patricia Slater, Chief Investigator
Angela Valdez
Brian Wise

Administrative Officer

Raquel Baamonde Bowley

Administrative Assistant

Lori Rusnak

Legal Assistant to the Federal Public Defender

Sandra Fleming

Legal Assistants

Greta Lindell
Diana Vazquez
Amie West
Katherine Arden York


Renee Watts

Computer Systems Administrator

Michael McConnell
Southern Division Office
6411 Ivy Lane
Suite 710
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 344-0600
(888) 387-3384
(301) 344-0019

Branch Chief

John Chamble

Senior Litigation Counsel

Julie Stelzig (formerly Johnson)


Rosana Chavez
Michael CitaraManis
Amy Fitzgibbons
Kristina Leslie
Douglas Miller
Sapna Mirchandani
Paresh Patel
Joanna Silver
Ned Smock
Stephanie Snyder


Claire Benack
Michelle Eidell
Kim Whaley

Branch Administrative Assistant

Veronica Orozco

Legal Assistants

Debra Cary
Heather Thompson


Daniel Calderon

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator

Philip Ekoma

If you have any questions, please call one of our offices and ask to speak with the duty attorney.