Key Staff Members

M. L. Ebert, Jr., District Attorney

Matthew P. Smith, Chief Deputy District Attorney 
 
Matt joined the office in 2002 and 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.
   
 
  
Charles J. Volkert, Jr., Chief Deputy District Attorney

Chuck joined the District Attorney’s Office as a full time Assistant District Attorney in 2012 after he earned his degree from Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law.  Prior to that, he was a Certified Legal Intern for the office.  In addition to his duties as with the appellate division, Chuck also handles Right to Know requests, expungement petitions, complaint re-filings and assists with trial duties.  Chuck is assigned to serve as the Community Prosecutor for Lower Allen Township Police Department , New Cumberland Borough Police Department .  
  
Daniel J. Sodus, Senior Assistant 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.         

John C. Dailey, Senior Assistant District Attorney 

John joined the office as a full time Assistant District Attorney in 2005 following his graduation from Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law.  He is a member of the trial staff and oversees the county
Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. He is instrumental in the Fast Track ARD program and the County’s DUI Central Court.  John is also the District Attorney's designee for the county's treatment court initiative and DUI/IP programs, as well as the Cumberland County Special Response Team. A retired Navy pilot, John is the Community Prosecutor for East Pennsboro Township, and West Shore Regional.  

Scott M. Jocken, 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.


Erin E. Bloxham, Assistant District Attorney

Erin joined the District Attorney’s Office as a full time Assistant District Attorney in 2014. She is a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She earned her law degree from Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law.  Prior to joining the office, Erin was a full time Assistant District Attorney in Centre County.  Before becoming a Prosecutor, she served as the Graduate Fellow for the Penn State Law Family Law Clinic. She is a member of the trial staff specializing in Special Victims Prosecutions as well as DUI Central Court.  Erin is the Community Prosecutor for the Upper Allen Township and Mechanicsburg Borough.

Nathan R. Boob, Senior Assistant District Attorney

Nathan joined the office in 2015, when he came from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office after being a Senior Assistant District attorney there for 13 years.  Nathan earned his BS degree in Administration of Justice in 1998 at the Pennsylvania State University, then went on to The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2001 with a JD degree. He also previously worked at the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office as Deputy District Attorney from 2000 to 2002.  Nathan handles State Correctional Institution cases and is the Community Prosecutor for the Pennsylvania State Police.

Courtney Hair-LaRue, Assistant District Attorney

 

Paul Primrose, Assistant District Attorney

Paul is a part-time Assistant District Attorney.  He joined the Office in 2017.  In addition to prosecuting Protection from Abuse/Indirect Criminal Contempt cases, he is assigned a domestic violence caseload as a member of the trial team.   Prior to joining the Office, he was a family law attorney in private practice, and negotiated research contracts for the Pennsylvania State University.