District Public Defender
Kirsten Downs

Headquarters | Baltimore City
Felony Trial Division
201 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: 410 333 4900
Fax: 410 333 4864
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Headquarters | Baltimore City

Janette DeBoissiere, Chief Attorney

Angela, Oetting, Supervising Attorney

William Carson, Assistant Public Defender

Cynthia Christiani, Assistant Public Defender

Jennifer Curran, Assistant Public Defender

Aaron Dalton, Assistant Public Defender

Kathryn Finley, Assistant Public Defender

Koryn High, Assistant Public Defender
Koryn High graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2011.  While in law school, she represented adults charged with misdemeanor offenses in the District of Columbia Superior Court as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and participated in Know Your Rights lectures with high school students.  She received her dual Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Analysis and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. Prior to law school, Ms. High spent three years in Okinawa, Japan as an assistant language teacher at four Japanese high schools.

Shimon Kafka, Assistant Public Defender

Sara Klemm, Assistant Public Defender

Rachel Krane, Assistant Public Defender

Margurite Lanaux, Assistant Public Defender

Sarah Larsen, Assistant Public Defender

Durriyyah Rose, Assistant Public Defender

Marie Sennett, Assistant Public Defender

Shomari Taylor, Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in May of 2011 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar that December. Prior to joining the Office of the Public Defender, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Judge John Hargrove, the Administrative Judge for the District Court of Baltimore City. Before he decided to pursue a legal career, he taught science to fourth and fifth graders in New York City through the Teach for America Program. He graduated from Yale University in 2006. Shomari, originally from Baltimore, is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan and is honored to be a part of the Office of the Public Defender Eastside team.

Brittany Thomas, Assistant Public Defender

Trevonne Walford, Assistant Public Defender

Charles Weisberg, Assistant Public Defender


Natascha Brown, Office Manager

Michelle Ward, Intake Supervisor

Cravin Griffin, Office Secretary
Catherine Tomoney, Receptionist

David Beckett, Intake

Renee Enchante-Fonseca, Intake

Vanessa Gilliard, Intake

Cheryl Goodwyn, Intake

Donald McKenney, Intake

Ralph Royster, Intake

Vanessa Gilliard, Intake