District Attorney

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Franklin County Office of the District Attorney is JUSTICE. As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County, the District Attorney will "Protect and Serve" the citizens of Franklin County, preserving their quality of life by fostering an environment of safety and security. To that end, this office is dedicated to obtaining JUSTICE.

Matthew Fogal

District Attorney

Matthew Fogal

District Attorney

Julieanne Bateman

Assistant District Attorney

Daniel Burch

Investigative Assistant

Kerri Burrows

Sentence Guideline Coordinator

Rosby Carr

Assistant District Attorney

Jennifer Cockran

Legal Secretary III

Christine Eslinger

Discovery Coordinator

Laura Kerstetter

Assistant District Attorney

Ricky Lewis

Assistant District Attorney

Lisa Sibbio

Legal Secretary II

Lenka Smith

Restitution Coordinator

Tracy Statler

Legal Secretary II

Clark Stiteler

Assistant District Attorney

Lauren Sulcove

First Assistant DA

Nichole  Vito

Assistant District Attorney

Tiffany  Watson

Assistant District Attorney

In Obtaining JUSTICE, The Following Goals are the Foundation of Our Mission:

• Aggressively and zealously defend the rights of crime victims and to accord them the highest level of dignity, respect and sensitivity. 
• Use reasonable and lawful vigilance to successfully detect, investigate and prosecute criminal offenses within Franklin County.  
• Effectively deter crime by seeking appropriate punishments for criminals.
Lawfully and aggressively pursue a coordinated and effective stance against illegal drug trafficking. 
• Fulfill a law enforcement leadership role by: 
1. Assisting and working cooperatively with police and all law enforcement agencies.
2. Ensuring law enforcement compliance with Constitutional safeguards, state and federal laws, directives and regulations.
3. Identifying law enforcement needs, striving to meet those needs and establishing new and relevant initiatives.
4. Providing law enforcement with guidance and training. 
5. Elevating public confidence in the criminal justice system by promoting public awareness regarding the role of law enforcement, crime prevention, public safety and victims' rights through relevant community outreach. 
6. To take a community leadership role by forming partnerships with schools, community groups, public officials and business leaders to spearhead coordinated efforts to eliminate conditions that precipitate crime.
• To do the right thing, for the right reasons.


Each and every member of the Franklin County Office of the District Attorney enthusiastically pledges their collective talents, energy and commitment to this mission.

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Franklin County Courthouse Annex
4th Floor
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Office Hours
M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm

(717) 261-3827
Fax: (717) 261-3832