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Delaware County Assistant District Attorneys sworn in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:  March 3, 2015
CONTACT PERSON: Emily H. Harris- 610.891.4163

Media, PA – Today District Attorney Jack Whelan announced seven Assistant District Attorneys were recently sworn in to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. Danielle Gallaher, James Kellett, Michael Flowers, Stavroula Kotrotsios, Ashleigh Latonick, James Bonner and Matthew Catania will serve as prosecutors to represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  By oath, each assistant district attorney vowed to affirm that they will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth, and that they will discharge the duties of the office with fidelity.

Danielle Gallaher will be serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Delaware County’s Special Victims Unit.  Gallaher grew up in Skippack and graduated in 2006 from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School.  In 2010, she earned her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Eastern University. At Regent University School of Law, Gallaher pursued a legal education and focused her studies in trial advocacy and human rights issues. Gallaher interned with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Shared Hope International and the National District Attorney’s Association.

Stavroula Kotrotsios was born and raised in Delaware County and is a graduate of Marple Newtown Senior High School. She went on to study philosophy and political science at Villanova University where she graduated cum laude. Kotrotsios received her juris doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014 where she was admitted to the Rubin Public Interest Honor Society. Kotrotsios interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office during both her summers as a law student where she was inspired to become a prosecutor.

Ashleigh Latonick is from Hockessin, Delaware, and graduated eighth in her class from Alexis I. DuPont High School.  She went on to study history, sociology, and political science at Virginia Tech where she graduated magna cum laude in three years.  Latonick received her juris doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law in 2014.  While in law school, she interned with the First Judicial District of Philadelphia for the Honorable Rayford A. Means, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. 

Jim Kellett grew up outside of London, England before moving to Ridley Park and graduating as salutatorian from Ridley High School in 2007. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in 2011 and Drexel University School of Law in 2014. He was a legal intern at the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia Law Department in Regulatory Affairs and in Labor & Employment.

James Bonner was born and raised in Edgmont Township, where he currently resides and graduated from Archmere Academy in 2001. Bonner graduated from Villanova University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and received his juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law.  Starting in 2013, he interned with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

Michael Flowers, born in Philadelphia, has been a resident of Delaware County for fourteen years.  Upon graduation from Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, Flowers completed his bachelor of arts in English literature from Villanova University in 2010.  Flowers received his juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 2014 after having served as a legal intern in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office since 2012. 

Matthew Catania was born and raised in Delaware County and is a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School. Catania completed his undergraduate studies at Dickinson College where he earned a bachelor of arts in political science. Catania is a 2014 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. Catania currently serves on the Marple Newtown School Board of Directors and Director of the Challenger Division at Newtown Edgmont Little League.

“I am very fortunate to have a team that is dedicated to serving the public and representing victims in the criminal justice system,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan. “I confident our newly sworn attorneys will work hard for justice on behalf of the citizens of Delaware County and will discharge the duties of this office with fidelity.”