Attorneys

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John R. Salvatore is a veteran attorney who has been practicing since 1972. A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, he is known for and specializes in criminal defense cases, he also handles business law, personal injury, civil litigation and a variety of other types of cases. He was formerly a police officer in Greenbelt, Maryland and a State’s Attorney in Washington County. He practiced law with various firms in the Hagerstown area until establishing his own firm in 1992. He has served as the President of the Washington County Bar Association, is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.

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Susan M. Lochbaum is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was active in the University of Baltimore Law Review and the Moot Court Board. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1988. After practicing with two distinguished law firms in the Baltimore area, she found her home in Hagerstown where she was an Assistant State’s Attorney for many years. Her practice is limited to criminal defense. She is a founding member of Safe Place Child Advocacy Center and has been an instructor at the Western Maryland Police Academy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Hagerstown Police Department.

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Jason Morton is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1994. Jason served as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Washington County before practicing with Strite and Schildt, P.A. He was an adjunct professor of Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics at Kaplan University. He joined our firm in 2011. Jason’s practice emphasizes Family Law but he also handles cases that involve landlord/tenant issues, business disputes, collection matters, administrative law and business and transactional matters. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity of Washington County and other service organizations in Washington County

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Jennifer M. Keefer comes to us from Washington and Lee University School of Law where she earned the Mestrezat Scholarship based on academic merit. She was a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Frederick County and then an associate attorney with Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Roawan & Hartinger. Jennifer then became an Assistant Public Defender for Washington County before joining our firm in April 2015. Jennifer focuses on criminal defense cases and has worked with juveniles in the criminal justice system. She handles legal research in the municipal corporation area and she practices civil litigation.