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Scott D. Shellenberger

State’s Attorney
Baltimore County State’s Attorney

In the coming 2022 election, Scott D. Shellenberger will run for his fifth term as Baltimore County State’s Attorney. He was first elected to the position in 2006. Over his tenure, he has been appointed to the Juvenile Justice Reform Council, Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties as well as several others. 

Born in Baltimore, Shellenberger has remained loyal to the area he grew up in. He graduated from Loch Haven High School in Towson, Loyola College with a bachelor’s degree and the University of Baltimore School of Law. He served as an attorney for more than a decade at the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos before elected to his current position. 

What is the biggest challenge facing the legal profession today? 

Trying to keep up with technology and putting the best possible evidence in front of jurors so that they understand your entire case. Making jurors understand that most cases are fairly simple even thought we throw lots of new terms at them during a trial. 

What advice would you offer anyone interested in a legal career? 

Try to get exposed to varied areas of the law to see what you like. Go watch a trial including criminal, civil and domestic to see if this is really what you want to do. I had not watched a trial until I was in law school. I had not seen a civil trial until I was in one. Go experience as much as you can.