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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

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 agencies, including business, commercial and personal injury matters.

De Vastey Jones brings high-profile trial experience having prepared cases for trial—investigating the facts, researching issues and developing effective legal strategies. She has extensive experience in evaluating difficult internal employee investigations especially in sensitive areas such as those involving allegations of sexual misconduct, fraud or embezzlement.

As deputy state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, de Vastey Jones supervised and managed over 100 staff members, prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, taught at the Anne Arundel County and Howard County police academies and provided counsel to law enforcement agencies. Previously, she served in multiple roles in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, including chief of the District Court Division. Earlier in her career, de Vastey Jones was a law clerk for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and the Office of Attorney General Department of Juvenile Services.

She is a member of the Maryland State Bar and United States District Court for Maryland. In addition, she is a Maryland Bar Foundation fellow and belongs to the Maryland State Bar, Anne Arundel Bar and Howard County Bar associations.

De Vastey Jones graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with certificates in family law and international law. Previously, she studied international law in Germany with Georgetown University and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland.

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’

Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was once again ranked among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report magazine and Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. CarneyKelehan was ranked in Baltimore’s first tier for real estate law and second tier for business organizations law and construction… Continue Reading

Patricia Ursprung joins CarneyKelehan focusing on education law

Patricia A. Ursprung joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP as an attorney with a practice focusing on education law. Ursprung expands the team of firm lawyers representing boards of education, local superintendents and school systems generally in Maryland. The team provides counsel and representation in a variety of matters, including student and employee… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers 2019

Kevin Kelehan and Tom Meachum, partners with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Kelehan was listed in the publication’s construction law and real estate law practice areas. His real estate practice focuses… Continue Reading

Kevin Kelehan receives 2018 Leadership in Law Award

Kevin Kelehan, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, has received the 2018 Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record. The award recognizes Maryland lawyers and judges dedicated to their occupations and communities. The Daily Record selected Leadership in Law Award honorees based on their career accomplishments, community involvement and mentoring… Continue Reading