Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland

Meet Our Prosecutors

“The prosecutor is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty…whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecutor is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.”

- Berger v. United States

Brittani Roksiewicz - Assistant State's Attorney

Ms. Roksiewicz has been with the Office since 2016 and is currently assigned to the District Court Division.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude, from West Virginia University with a degree in Criminology in 2012. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015.  In addition to her district court responsibilities, she also handles the cases of the circuit and district drug treatment courts for Worcester County.  She currently acts as the prosecutor liaison for the communities of Ocean City and West Ocean City, and advises the Ocean City Police Department’s road patrol on legal questions.

Dempsey Stewart - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Stewart joined the Office in 2019, and is currently assigned to the District Court Division.  Mr. Stewart came to Worcester County from Caroline County where he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for just under 3 years. Mr. Stewart graduated from University of Maryland-College Park in 2011 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015, with a concentration in Criminal Practice.  He acts as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Bishopville, and advises the Maryland State Police road patrol as well as Natural Resources Police.

Jared Monteiro - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Monteiro joined the Office in 2019, after having served as Assistant State's Attorney for Wicomico County.  Mr. Monteiro graduated from Towson University in 2007 and earned his Law Degree from University of Baltimore in 2011. Mr. Monteiro is currently assigned to the Circuit Court Division and handles a variety of felony cases. He acts as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Pocomoke City, and advises the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations. 

Joaquin Cabrera - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Cabrera has been an Assistant State’s Attorney for Worcester County since 2011.  He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2007 and obtained his Juris Doctor from Catholic University in 2010.  He began his career in Worcester County District Court Division, but now handles mainly drug violations in the Circuit Court Division.  He acts as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Ocean Pines, and advises the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and Ocean City Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit.

Karen M. Dean - Assistant State's Attorney

Ms. Dean graduated from University of Delaware in 1996, and earned her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. Ms. Dean joined the Office in 2019, after having previously served as Deputy State's Attorney for Somerset County and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney for Wicomico County.  In 2011, she was appointed as a Magistrate in Wicomico County, a position she eventually vacated to return to prosecution.  She is currently assigned to the Circuit Court Division, handling primarily juvenile and vulnerable victim cases.  She acts as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Berlin, and advises the Child Advocacy Center.

Lynn Nixon - Assistant State's Attorney

Ms. Nixon has been a practicing attorney since 1994, following graduation from the University of Maryland University College in 1989, and the University of Baltimore in 1994. She has been a prosecutor since 2001, joining Worcester County as an Assistant State’s Attorney in 2016, after having served in the same capacity in both Montgomery County and Baltimore City.  She is currently assigned to the Circuit Court Division, and acts as the prosecutor liaison for Ocean City and West Ocean City and the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Michael W. Farlow - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Farlow, a graduate of Salisbury University and Widener University School of Law, has been practicing law since 2001. He worked as a prosecutor in Worcester County between 2003 and 2010, leaving to operate a private law practice. Mr. Farlow returned to our office in 2018, and is currently assigned to the District Court Division. Mr. Farlow is active in the community as a member of the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the Snow Hill Lions Club, and several other organizations. He acts as the prosecutor liaison for the communities of Berlin and Snow Hill, and their police departments, as well as for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office’s road patrol.

Paul Haskell - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Haskell has been a practicing attorney since 1994, and has been with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office since 2007. In that time, he has prosecuted all types of criminal cases in every court in the county.  He graduated from Mary Washington College with honors, and earned his law degree from Washington University St. Louis.  He is currently assigned to the Circuit Court Division, and acts as the prosecutor liaison for the communities of Newark, Pocomoke City and the Pocomoke City Police Department.