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County Attorney’s Office Staff

Kirk C. Downey, County Attorney
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Attended Duke University and received a B.A. cum laude in 1994; attended Oxford University, summer 1993; attended the University of Richmond School of Law and received a J.D. in 1997. Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997. Also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Private Practice, 1997-2005. Member, Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2002-2004. Member of the American, Maryland, and Washington County Bar Associations; Vice President, Washington County Bar Association.


Kendall A. Desaulniers, Deputy County Attorney
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Attended Hagerstown Business College and received an A.A. summa cum laude in 1989; attended Hagerstown Junior College, summer 1989; attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and received a B.S. magna cum laude in 1991; attended Regent University School of Law and received a J.D. with honors in 2001.  Admitted to the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bars in 2001.  Judicial Law Clerk, Washington County Circuit Court, 2001-2003; private practice, 2003-2012.  Member of the Maryland and Washington County Bar Associations; Board Member, Washington County Bar Association.


Kimberly D. Jacobson, Legal Assistant
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Office of the County Attorney since 2012.  Legal Secretary from 2012 to 2019.  Attended US Career Institute and received a Paralegal Certificate in 2011.  Paralegal to the Attorney for the Washington County Department of Social Services from 2011-2012.


Dawn L. Marcus, Legal Secretary
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County Attorney's Office

Washington County Administration Complex

100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 1101

Phone: 240-313-2230
Fax: 240-313-2231

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