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

Deborah Boardman

Senior Litigation Counsel

Katherine Tang Newberger


Laura Ginsberg Abelson
Sedira Banan
Carrie Corcoran
Shari Derrow
Maggie Grace
Kirstin Hopkins
Brendan Hurson
Christian Lassiter
Desiree Lassiter
Cullen Macbeth
Michael Oppenheimer
Elizabeth Oyer
Andrew Szekely
Rebecca Talbott
David Walsh-Little


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


Kimmberly Taylor

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 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


Rosana Chavez
Michael CitaraManis
Amy Fitzgibbons
Kristina Leslie
Lisa Woodward Lunt
Douglas Miller
Sapna Mirchandani
Paresh Patel
Patricia Richman
Joanna Silver
Stephanie Snyder
Julie Stelzig (formerly Johnson)


Claire Benack
Michelle Eidell

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.