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Commissioners Announce New County Attorney

The Worcester County Commissioners named Roscoe Leslie as the new county attorney. He stepped into his new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on January 2, 2020, bringing with him 14 years of legal experience.

He graduated from Worcester Country School (Worcester Prep), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Delaware in 2000 and a law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2006. He served as an associate with Venable, LLP in Baltimore for four years before returning home to the Eastern Shore in 2010 to accept a position as partner at Webb, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse, Leslie & Mathers, LLP, where for the past 10 years he has served as a legal advisor to several local government bodies, including Wicomico County, Sharptown, and Pocomoke City.
“As someone who grew up in Ocean Pines, it's an honor to return to Worcester County as its attorney,” Leslie said. “I'm excited for the opportunity to advise the Commissioners and look forward to using my private and public sector experience to serve the County.” 
Leslie, an avid cyclist who in his free time can be found leading his cycling club on rides across the shore, will take over for current County Attorney Maureen Howarth. 
Howarth, who accepted a partner position with Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand in Ocean City, graduated from James Madison University, with a Business Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2004, and from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a law degree in 2007. Prior to joining WCG in 2015, Howarth served as deputy county attorney for Wicomico County from 2008 – 2015.  
The county attorney provides legal advice to the Worcester County Commissioners, all county departments, the Electrical Board, and the Planning Commission in all legal matters. 
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Kim Moses at (410) 632-1194.