Key Staff Members

M. L. Ebert, Jr., District Attorney

Matthew P. Smith, First Assistant District Attorney

Matt joined the office in 2002 is in charge of the Trial Division of the District Attorney's Office, handling cases assignments and managing the trial case load, overseeing the seized asset forfeitures and insurance fraud cases. Matt is also responsible for approving extraditions for the office. He is the Community Prosecutor for Camp Hill Borough, Middlesex Township and North Middleton Township.
Daniel J. Sodus, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Dan joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2000 when he came from the York County Public Defender’s Office. Before that he was in private practice in Carlisle.  He is a member of the trial staff with a particular expertise in white collar crime and elder abuse cases, and also handles the electronic monitoring cases.  He is responsible for prosecutions in cases that arise from within the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.  He is also responsible for Interstate Agreement on Detainer. Dan is the Community Prosecutor for the Carlisle Borough and Dickinson College.

Courtney Hair-LaRue, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Courtney joined the office as a full time Assistant District Attorney in 2016 after working as an Assistant District Attorney in both Lebanon and Adams Counties.  Courtney earned her undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College and her law degree from Widener University School of Law.  Courtney is the community prosecutor for Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg University, Mt. Holly Spring Borough, Newville Borough, and Shiremanstown Borough.  In addition, she also is assigned to the Cumberland County Drug Task Force and Insurance Fraud Unit.

Scott M. Jocken, Senior Assistant District Attorney

Scott joined the District Attorney's Office in October of 2014 after working as an Assistant Public Defender in Lebanon County.  Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law.  During his time as a law student, Scott served as both the Junior and Senior Law Clerk to this Office.  In addition to his current duties within the Trial division, Scott also handles Juvenile prosecutions and is the Community Prosecutor for Hampden Township and Silver Spring Township.

Kimberly Metzger, Senior Assistant District Attorney

Kimberly began her career as a prosecutor in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in August 2012.  In June 2018, she joined the Cumberland County Office of the District Attorney’s Office as a Senior Assistant District Attorney, with an emphasis on trial work. In six (6) years, SADA Metzger has prosecuted more than thirty (30) cases to jury verdict, including prosecutions for Possession with Intent to Deliver, Criminal Homicide, Burglary, Hazing, and Robbery.  Kimberly is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law (2011) and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the SUNY at Buffalo in Political Science and Spanish (2008).  Originally from Buffalo, New York, she is a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Bills.

Kimberley Kardelis, Senior Assistant District Attorney

Lauren Perchinski, Assistant District Attorney

Jennifer A. Robinson, Assistant District Attorney

Jennifer joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2018 after working as an assistant counsel with the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. Jennifer earned an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Penn State Harrisburg; she graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2014. As a law student, Jennifer was a board member of the Widener Law Journal and worked as a certified legal intern at the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Jennifer handles general prosecutions and is the community prosecutor for Middlesex Township and North Middleton Township.

Nichole Vito, Assistant District Attorney

Kerianne Baker, Assistant District Attorney