FEATURED MOVER | Claude de Vastey Jones, Carney Kelehan

Claude de Vastey Jones has joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on litigation.

Jones’ practice focuses on matters involving litigation before Federal and Maryland courts and administrative agencies, including business, commercial and personal injury matters.

Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, she was the Deputy State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, where she managed a staff of 100 people, tried a wide range of criminal cases, taught at the Anne Arundel and Howard County police academies and provided counsel to law enforcement agencies.  She also has served in multiple roles in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, including Chief of the District Court Division.

Claude de Vastey, a litigator with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr

Claude de Vastey, a litigator with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr


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University of Baltimore School of Law with certificates in family law and international law; studied international law in Germany with Georgetown University; bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland

If you had not chosen law as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

I think teaching is one of the most admirable professions one can select. Not only does it provide the opportunity for public speaking, which I enjoy, but also gives the satisfaction in connecting with students in a one-on-one setting to help provide knowledge on a particular subject. So let’s go with teacher!

Favorite vacation:

My favorite vacation IS and ALWAYS WILL BE the surprise getaway weekend to Paris in 2007 when my husband proposed to me. It was a 36-hour whirlwind of a trip…never to be forgotten (or repeated!).

When I want to relax, I …

I like to bake! Then I must run to burn off the calories from all the baked goodies I just ate! I also like to watch movies with my son, husband and our dog. Then I must run to burn off the calories from all the goodies we ate while watching the movie!

Favorite movie:

“Star Wars: A New Hope”

Favorite quotation:

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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