DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer.

District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even better. Stefanie, Kaitlyn, and Scott will do their utmost to protect the good citizens of Chester County.”

Chester Cpounty District Attorney Tom Hogan with new prosecutors Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner and Court of Common Pleas Judge Allison Bell Royer.

Stefanie Friedman received her undergraduate degree from Moravian College and her law degree from Temple University School of Law. She had previous experience as an intern with a judge, a law firm, and a prosecutor’s office.

Kaitlyn Macaulay received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. She previously was a research assistant for a law professor and an intern for the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

Scott Werner received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. He is a veteran prosecutor, having served as an Assistant District Attorney in Lycoming and Tioga Counties.

At the swearing-in ceremony, Judge Royer spoke to the new prosecutors about always maintaining a balanced approach to their prosecutions, considering each case on its merits and each defendant as an individual. Judge Royer also reminded the prosecutors that they were entrusted with incredible authority and power, and to use that power with integrity.

District Attorney Hogan spoke to the new prosecutors about their partnership with law enforcement, and how they are lucky to work with Chester County police officers. He also told

them to look to the strength of victims for inspiration, reminding the new prosecutors of the extraordinary courage of child victims, rape victims, and the families of murder victims.

The ceremony was witnessed by prosecutors, detectives, and staff members. Friends and family of the new prosecutors also participated in the occasion.

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