Prior to joining the Federal Defender’s Office in 2016, Chloe worked for six years at the Center for Family Representation in New York City, most recently as a Social Work Supervisor. She worked in New York City as a family therapist for court-involved youth and was a Project Analyst at the Vera Institute of Justice where she helped develop a reentry program for adolescents incarcerated on Rikers Island. She earned her BA from The New School and her Master’s in Social Work from New York University.
After graduating from Saint Anselm College in 2004 as a criminal justice major, Kevin worked as a private investigator for two years before joining the MA Public Defenders (CPCS) in 2006. For five years, Kevin investigated hundreds of cases in the Lowell Superior Court, many of which resulted in dismissals or acquittals. In 2012, Kevin joined the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia. While working in the Norfolk VA office, Kevin and his team won a “life verdict” for an alleged Somali Pirate, saving him from the death penalty. Kevin joined the Vermont Federal Defenders during a temporary appointment in 2010 and following his stint in Virginia, rejoined the office on a permanent basis in 2014. In addition to being the primary fact investigator in the office, Kevin conducts investigation related trainings for the federal bar and also supervises the office’s undergraduate intern program.
Marsha has been with the Office of the Federal Public Defender since 2015. Prior to joining our office, she was a Fair Housing paralegal and
worked in civil legal services advocating for low-income Vermonters. She completed Vermont’s four-year law office study program and holds a B.A. in English from Trinity College of Vermont, an A.S. in Liberal Studies from Champlain College, and a paralegal certificate from Woodbury College.
Steph received her B.A in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Vermont and her M.S. in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College. Her career has focused on business operations and project management for mission driven organizations. Steph has experience working in the affordable housing, healthcare, and energy efficiency sectors both nationally and locally in Vermont.
Senior Legal Assistant
Samantha is the “Go To” person working with clients, court clerks, and the general public. She manages the constant flow of communications and legal documents, while assisting attorneys with various aspects of case management and administrative duties.
Samantha is a native of Vermont. She graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Northern Vermont University Johnson, and has a Paralegal Certification from Burlington College. She has worked at various law firms specializing in criminal law on both the state and federal levels.
Computer Systems Administrator
Michael joined the Vermont Federal Public Defender Office in 2019. He brought 20 years of IT/ System Administrator experience in healthcare, manufacturing and home improvement companies. Michael grew up in southern New Jersey and attended SUNY Cobleskill where he majored in Micro Computer Support. After college his first jobs were working for a cable company installing cable internet service, then at Corning Glass Works as a Computer Technician in Corning, New York, and in several other Upstate New York companies.