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. 

SHELLY R. SMITH, SOLICITOR

ssmith6@montcopa.org

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JOSHUA STEIN, FIRST ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 

jstein1@montcopa.org 

  • Archives
  • County Commissioners
  • Commerce & Economic Development
  • Communications
  • Court Administrator
  • Detectives
  • Finance
  • Information and Technology Services
  • Public Defender
  • Public Safety
  • Purchasing/Contracts
  • Retirement Board
  • Youth Center
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PHILIP W. NEWCOMER, CHIEF OF LITIGATION

 
pnewcome@montcopa.org 

  • General Litigation
  • Waste System Authority
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MAUREEN E. CALDER, SENIOR ASSISTANT SOLICITOR 


  • Contract Review
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Resolution Drafting 
  • Voter Services
  • Workers' Compensation
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ERIC J. COX, JR., ASSISTANT SOLICITOR 


ecox@montcopa.org 

  • Children and Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
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LAUREN A. HUGHES, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 
lhughes@montcopa.org 

  • Aging & Adult Services
  • Behavioral Health / Developmental Disabilities
  • Commission on Women & Families
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Health Department
  • Veterans Affairs
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ALISA LEVINE, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR  

ALevine@montcopa.org

  • Children and Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
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​JOHN MARLATT, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR


jmarlatt@montcopa.org

  • Assets & Infrastructure (Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and Public Safety)
  • Conservation District
  • Contract REview
  • Farmland PReservation
  • Housing Services
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Planning Commission

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BRIAN O. PHILLIPS, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

 
bphillips@montcopa.org 

  • Assets & Infrastructure (Roads & Bridges)
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Correctional Facility/Prison Board
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
  • Mental Health Commitments
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​CHRISTINA TEREBELO, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

cterebelo@montcopa.org
  • Children & Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Youth Center Board of Managers