Solicitor

The Solicitor’s Office, led by the county solicitor, provides legal advice and assistance to all county departments. In addition, the solicitor acts as general counsel to the county commissioners. The solicitor's duties include the following:
  • Prepare and revise ordinances and resolutions.
  • Litigate legal actions and claims brought by or against the County.
  • Draft and approve all contracts, agreements or other legal documents executed by authorized County Officials.

The Office of the Solicitor is located on the eighth floor of One Montgomery Plaza, and may be reached at (610) 278-3033. A complete listing of the attorneys in the Solicitor’s Office, with their areas of responsibility, is set forth below. 

JOSHUA STEIN, SOLICITOR

jstein1@montcopa.org

  • Archives
  • County Commissioners
  • Commerce & Economic Development
  • Communications
  • Court Administrator
  • Detectives
  • Finance
  • Information and Technology Services
  • Public Safety, includes Fire Academy
  • Purchasing/Contracts
  • Retirement Board/Retirement Office
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Maureen E. Calder, FIRST ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 

mcalder@montcopa.org

  • County Commissioners
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Public Defender
  • Resolution Drafting 
  • Workers' Compensation
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PHILIP W. NEWCOMER, CHIEF OF LITIGATION

 
pnewcome@montcopa.org 

  • General Litigation
  • Waste System Authority
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LAUREN A. HUGHES, senior ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 
lhughes@montcopa.org 

  • Aging & Adult Services
  • Behavioral Health / Developmental Disabilities
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Health Department
  • Health and Human Services
  • Housing Services
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Workforce
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​JOHN MARLATT, senior ASSISTANT SOLICITOR


jmarlatt@montcopa.org

  • Assets & Infrastructure (Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and Public Safety)
  • Conservation District
  • Contract Review
  • District Justice
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Planning Commission
  • Voter Services

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BRIAN O. PHILLIPS, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 

bphillips@montcopa.org 

  • Adult Probation
  • Assets & Infrastructure (Roads & Bridges)
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Correctional Facility/Prison Board
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • MCTA
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​Milton Velez, Assistant solicitor

​mvelez@montcopa.org
  • Contract Review
  • Human Resources
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments 
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CHRISTINA TEREBELO, chief solicitor ocy

cterebelo@montcopa.org
  • Children & Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Youth Center Board of Managers
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    ​Eric cox, jr., assistant solicitor ocy

    ​ecox@montcopa.org
    • Children & Youth
    • Juvenile Probation
    • Youth Center Board of Managers
    • Public Safety & SEPA Regional Task Force

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    ​alisa levine, assistant solicitor ocy

    alevine@montcopa.org

    • Children & Youth
    • Juvenile Probation
    • Youth Center Board of Managers

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    ​karen D. Fairlie, assistant solicitor ocy


    ​kfairlie@montcopa.org
    • Children & Youth
    • Juvenile Probation

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