Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today the hiring of Mrs. Kendel Ehrlich as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Mrs. Ehrlich will be assigned to the State’s Attorney’s Office Drug Court team. She will be sworn into office on October 29, 2015.
The Drug Court mission is to help individual drug users, through a rigorous 12-18 month long supervised program, achieve sobriety and become more productive members of society while providing an alternative to incarceration.
Mrs. Ehrlich, a former First Lady for the State of Maryland, is a former Assistant State’s Attorney for the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she served for five years, and prior to that, as a Public Defender for the Anne Arundel County Public Defender’s Office. More recently, Mrs. Ehrlich served as an adjunct instructor of Criminal Law for Anne Arundel County Community College.
“I am thrilled to have an advocate of Kendel Erhlich’s caliber to work in our Drug Court Program,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “She has tremendous experience and a deep passion for our community. I am confident she will do a great job working with our non-violent drug offenders.”
Mrs. Ehrlich began her legal career as a paralegal for Venable, Baetjer and Howard in Washington, D.C. and later at, what was then, Westinghouse Electric in Baltimore. She obtained her law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1987. She serves on several boards including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Mrs. Ehrlich resides in the Annapolis area with her husband and two sons.