Former Deputy State’s Attorney Claude de Vastey Jones joins CarneyKelehan

Claude de Vastey Jones has joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on litigation. With more than 20 years of experience in law, including as deputy state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, de Vastey Jones will focus on cases involving litigation before federal and Maryland courts and administrative… READ MORE

  • Hawthorn Executive Center
  • 10715 Charter Drive
  • Suite 200
  • Columbia, Maryland 21044
  • P. 410-740-4600
  • Patricia Ursprung

Patricia Ursprung

Patricia A. Ursprung focuses her practice on education law where her talents are used to advise and represent boards of education and local superintendents in a wide array of matters, including special education, student and employee disciplinary hearings, drafting and updating school system policies and regulations, and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to employee and student matters as well as the overall administration of the school system. Her experience prior to joining CarneyKelehan makes her well-equipped to answer various inquiries from, and provide counsel to, boards of education and school administrators, as well as represent the firm’s education clients in administrative hearings, both at the local and State Board of Education levels. Patty listens, evaluates and brings a common sense and legally sound approach to solving often complex personnel and administrative issues.

Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, Patty gained significant experience in education law as an associate with Tabner, Ryan and Keniry LLP in Albany, New York, where she advised school districts on a variety of issues, including legal compliance, labor and employment law, special education disputes and disciplinary matters, among others, and was responsible for plaintiffs’ civil litigation files.  She gained additional experience in the area of special education law while working as a legal assistant with the Law Office of Peter Hoffman in Katonah, New York during law school.

Practices Areas:

Education Law

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2010
  • Northern District Of New York, 2013
  • Maryland, 2018


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.
  • Villanova University, B.A.

Professional Associations:

  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association