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Joshua J. Felsen

Deputy State’s Attorney,
Office of State’s Attorney for Howard County


Joshua J. Felsen is an accomplished attorney with more than 15 years of experience prosecuting everything from white-collar crimes to high-profile, homicide cases. He has worked in various divisions within The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office investigating a wide-ranging array of criminal matters. In early 2019, he joined the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Felsen received Bachelor of Arts degrees, cum laude, in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park in 1998. While in college, he studied abroad at Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2002, Mr. Felsen graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar.

Following law school, he began his prosecutorial career in The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. Mr. Felsen served in the Juvenile, District, Misdemeanor Jury Trial, General Felony, and FIVE (Firearms Investigations Violence Enforcement) divisions before being promoted to the Homicide Division in 2007. While in the Homicide Division, he prosecuted over twenty jury trials to verdict. In 2012, Mr. Felsen transferred to the Economic Crimes Division, where in 2014, he was promoted to Division Chief. Mr. Felsen also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney from 2013-2016.

Mr. Felsen currently sits on the Maryland Identity Theft Working Group and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General Fraud and Corruption Task Force. He is also a member of the James Macgill American Inn of the Court.

Mr. Felsen is the recipient of the 2018 Public Service Award from IASIU (International Association of Special Investigation Units) for his efforts in prosecuting insurance fraud.