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.  He is the Community Prosecutor for Camp Hill Borough, West Shore Regional and East Pennsboro Township Police Departments.
   
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.  Dan is the Chief for the Specialty Courts of ARD Court, O.I.C., Drug Treatment Court, Central Court, I. P. Court and Electronic Monitoring.  He is also responsible for Extradition matters and Interstate Agreement on Detainers.

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 Chief of the Appeals Division and is the community prosecutor for the Pennsylvania State Police and  Mt. Holly Spring Borough.  

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 Drug Task Force prosecutions and is the Community Prosecutor for Middlesex Township and North Middleton Township Police Departments.

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.  Kimberly is the Community Prosecutor for Mechanicsburg Borough and Upper Allen Township Police Department and handles Central Court.

Kimberley Kardelis, Senior Assistant District Attorney

Kimberley joined the District Attorney's Office in 2018.  She is responsible for Special Victim Crimes and Elder Abuse crimes.

Lauren Perchinski, Assistant District Attorney

Lauren joined the District Attorney's Office in 2018.  She is the Community Prosecutor for Lower Allen Township, New Cumberland Borough and Shiremanstown Borough Police Departments.  Lauren is responsible for handling the Juvenile Prosecutions.

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 TOM's Court, Insurance Fraud, General Prosecutions, and is the community prosecutor for Hampden Township and Silver Spring Township Police Departments.

Nichole Vito, Assistant District Attorney

Nichole joined the District Attorney's Office in 2018.  She is the Community Prosecutor for Carlisle Borough and Dickinson College Police Departments.


Kerianne Baker, Assistant District Attorney 

Kerianne joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2018 after graduating from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. Kerianne earned her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s college of Maryland in 2015. As a law student, Kerianne was a board member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as an intern in this Office. In addition to her duties as a trial attorney,Kerianne is one of two attorneys that handles the Office’s appeals, and is the Community Prosecutor for Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg University, and Newville Borough. Kerianne is also responsible for handling private criminal complaints.


Elizabeth L. Judd, Assistant District Attorney

Elizabeth joined the District Attorney's Office in 2019, and is responsible for ICC and Domestic Violence prosecutions.