Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland

Meet Our Attorneys

“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

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 the 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.

Jared Monteiro - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Monteiro has been a prosecutor since 2011, recently joining the Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney after having served in the same position in Wicomico County.    He acts as the prosecutor liaison for the community of Pocomoke City, and advises the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations. 

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 and earned his law degree from Washington Universityin 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.

Lynn Nixon - Assistant State's Attorney

Ms. Nixon graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 1989 and received her law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1994.  She joined the Office in 2016, after having served for years as a supervisory prosecutor 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 the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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 from West Virginia University with a degree in Criminology and earned 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 drug treatment courts for Worcester County.  She 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.

Michael W. Farlow - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Farlow worked as a prosecutor in Worcester County for many years before opening a private practice.  He returned to the Office in 2018, and is assigned to the District Court Division.  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.

Dempsey Stewart - Assistant State's Attorney

Mr. Stewart joined the Office in 2019, and is currently assigned to the District Court Division.  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.

Karen M. Dean - Assistant State's Attorney

Ms. Dean joined the Office in 2019, after having served as a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney and Deputy State’s Attorney in Wicomico and Somerset counties, respectively.  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.