JOSEPH I. CASSILLY
State's Attorney (Republican), 1983-2019
State's Attorney, Harford County, January 3, 1983 to January 7, 2019. Assistant State's Attorney, Harford County, October 1977 to 1982.
Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 1988-2019; Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2001-06; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-15; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Harford County, 2004-19; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; Local Management Board [Children, Youth & Family Services], Harford County, 2009-19; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2009-16; Criminal Mediation Best Practices Work Group, 2016.
Born in Bel Air, Maryland, 1950. Attended John Carroll High School, Bel Air, Maryland. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-71, F Company, 75th Rangers, 25th Infantry Division, 1970 (Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, & Army Commendation Medal). Attended Harford Community College, 1972; University of Arizona, B.A. (psychology), 1974; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977. Attorney. Adjunct faculty, Harford Community College, 1977-82. Member, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association (secretary, vice-president for training, past president). President, National District Attorneys' Association, 2008-09 (treasurer, 2003-04; president-elect, 2007-08; board of directors; co-chair, cybercrime committee). Author, Decoration for Valor (2009). Outstanding Marylander with a Disability, Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 2002. Legacy of Excellence in Litigation Award, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2007. Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, Disabled American Veterans, 2011. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2013. Lector, Saint Ignatius, Hickory Catholic Church, Forest Hill, Maryland. Married; five children, two grandchildren.
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