E. David Christine, Jr. - District Attorney
On January 3, 2020, E. David Christine, Jr. began his sixth, four-year term as the elected District Attorney of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Christine is the longest serving District Attorney in the history of Monroe County.
Born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, David Christine is a seventh generation descendant of Philip Bossard, the first European pioneer to settle in Cherry Valley in 1745. David grew up on the family farm located only a few miles away from the Bossard homestead.
Born into a family with a proud reputation for public and community service, David is the son and namesake of the late Elmer D. Christine, Sr., Esquire, and the late Dee Gregory Christine.
Elmer D. Christine, Sr. served as District Attorney of Monroe County from 1952 through 1955. One of the longest serving attorneys in the history of Monroe County, Elmer Christine held the position of member of the Monroe County Bar Association for 63 years at the time of his death in 2004.
A dedicated volunteer for many community and charitable organizations, Dee Christine volunteered at Pocono Medical Center for more than 50 years.
Mr. Christine’s brother, Greg, previously served one term as a Monroe County Commissioner, and presently serves the current Board of Commissioners as the County Administrator.
David Christine resides in Stroudsburg with his wife, Lori J. Cerato, Esq.
Michael Mancuso - First Assistant District Attorney
Michael Mancuso is the First Assistant District Attorney of Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Michael Mancuso’s family relocated to the Monroe County in 1978. He attended Pocono Mountain High School where he played football, graduating in 1983. Mr. Mancuso also took up boxing during his high school years.
Michael Mancuso attended Kutztown University where he studied political science and history. He graduated from Kutztown in 1987. He attended law school in Jackson, Mississippi, at the Mississippi College School of Law, and after his first year of law school, transferred to the Dickinson College School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
First ADA Mancuso has been with the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney since 2000.
Mark S. Matthew - Assistant District Attorney
Mark S. Matthews has been employed with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office since July of 2002. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, ADA Matthews was a law clerk for the Honorable Linda Wallach Miller (retired), and then the Senior Law Clerk for the Honorable Ronald E. Vican (retired).
ADA Matthews is a graduate of the Pocono Mountain High School, and received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Mark is a life-long resident of Monroe County. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark worked for over 20 years with his family in a restaurant that they owned in Mt. Pocono.
Chad Martinez - Assistant District Attorney
Chad Martinez received his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1992. After graduation he practiced civil law for 10 years, mainly in the areas of zoning and planning, family law, school law, and criminal defense.
In 2004, ADA Martinez opened his own legal practice and began working part time as an Assistant District Attorney with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.
Michael T. Rakaczewski - Assistant District Attorney
Michael Rakaczewski graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While attending law school, he worked with the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic providing assistance in drafting the Address Confidentiality Program for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
ADA Rakaczewski has been employed with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney since 2004. He has extensive trial experience, having conducted over 60 criminal jury trials to verdict, in addition to numerous bench trials.
His current duties and responsibilities including prosecuting sexual assaults, major domestic violence cases including violations of protection from abuse orders, child abuse cases, and sexual exploitation of children cases, as well as serving as legal advisor to the Monroe County Drug Task Force.
Curtis Rogers - Assistant District Attorney
Curtis Rogers graduated from the West Virginia University School of Law in 1989. He began with the Office of District Attorney in 1990, serving as First Assistant and working under three different District Attorneys until his departure in 1997. During his tenure, he was responsible for handling major cases of all types, including homicide, sexual assault and controlled substances.
Since that time, he has held a number of different positions in the public and private sector, including Investigative Counsel with the PA State Ethics Commission and in-house counsel positions with corporations in northeastern Pennsylvania. He is currently engaged in a commercial practice focused on the needs of various business clients in the region.
ADA Rogers is also active with a number of non-profit organizations in the area, including serving as a member of the executive board of the Monroe County United Way and board president in 2011-2012, and also as a member of the advisory board of the Devereux Pocono Center.
Matt Bernal - Assistant District Attorney
Matthew Bernal joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in February 2012.
Matt is originally from West Milford, New Jersey. He studied Criminology and Justice with a concentration in Law and Society at The College of New Jersey where he earned a Bachelors of Science in 2009.
While at The College of New Jersey, Matt spent a semester as an intern with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Additionally, during his Junior year in college, he collaborated with a professor to co-author an article on Somali Piracy which was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Law.
In August 2009, he enrolled at Villanova University School of Law. While there, he served as a member of the school’s Moot Court Board during his second and third years. Additionally, during law school, Matt interned with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General – Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office. Following graduation from Villanova Law in May 2012, he served as the law clerk to the Honorable Arthur L. Zulick in Monroe County from August 2012 until starting with the District Attorney’s Office.
Christy Schlottman - Assistant District Attorney
Christy Schlottman has been employed with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney since 2013. Christy also has her own private practice in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Prior to opening her own law office, Christy was employed as an Associate Attorney at various law firms in the Lehigh Valley representing individuals, municipalities, businesses and employers with a wide array of legal matters in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. Before entering private practice, Christy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John H. Pursel in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division.
Christy received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. During law school, Christy spent a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand where she studied international law and comparative legal studies. Christy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University.
Christy is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. She is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Warren, Lehigh and Northampton County Bar Associations.
Andrew Kroeckel - Assistant District Attorney
Originally from Rochester, N.Y., ADA Kroeckel joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in January 2015.
After graduating from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2012, ADA Kroeckel began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan Mark of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. He served under Judge Mark for two years.
While in law school, ADA Kroeckel served as an intern for the Hon. Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. He also served as an extern for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel with the Department of Corrections and for the Hon. Renee Cohn Jubelirer of the Commonwealth Court.
In addition to serving as an assistant district attorney, ADA Kroeckel maintains a private practice with a focus on Employment Law and Domestic Relations Law.
A 2003 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in journalism, ADA Kroeckel worked as a sports writer at three different newspapers prior to attending law school.
David Marra - Assistant District Attorney
David Marra joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in March of 2016.
Born and raised in Monroe County, Dave is a 2007 graduate of Pocono Mountain High School and 2011 graduate of Marywood University (B.A. in Business Administration) and the University of Scranton (Military Science). Dave graduated from Widener University’s School of Law, Harrisburg Campus, in May 2015.
In addition to his service as an Assistant District Attorney, Dave serves his community in many other ways. He is currently a Captain and Calvary Officer with the 2nd Squadron, 104th Calvary Regiment in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and was Airborne Qualified in 2009.
Dave is also an active volunteer firefighter in Pocono Township.
Dave is the current Vice President of the Monroe County Bar Associations’s Young Lawyer Division, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and an Eagle Scout and active member of Post 940.
Rich P. White - Assistant District Attorney
Rich P. White joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in January of 2018.
Originally from Bucks County Pennsylvania, ADA White graduated from Misericordia University in 2010. After college, he attended the Duquesne University School of Law, graduating in May 2015.
While in law school, he worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. He was also a member of the school’s Trial Advocacy Program where he was both a Finalist and Semi-Finalist in two National competitions. Following law school, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County before accepting a position at the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.
Alexandria Solt - Assistant District Attorney
Alexandria Solt joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in September of 2020.
ADA Solt is also barred in New York, and prior to her time in Monroe County, represented Verizon and Empire City Subway as a civil defense attorney for Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, and Hippel, LLP, in the firm’s New York City office.
Alexandria received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University where she majored in pre-law and minored in sociology. She later went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During ADA Solt’s time at U.S.C. School of Law, she served as vice president of the “South Carolina Against Human Trafficking” organization which was developed to promote awareness of the often misunderstood crime.
Michael Tomcho - Assistant District Attorney
Michael Tomcho joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in October of 2020.
He graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors of Science in political science and a minor in history. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University.
During the course of his education, he had spent time at both the Philadelphia and Delaware County District Attorney’s Offices, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Charles Cunningham III in Philadelphia, spent time as an assistant at the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection in Philadelphia, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Denise Bowman in Bucks County.
Andrew Throckmorton - Assistant District Attorney
Andrew Throckmorton joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in 2021.
Leona Sharpstene - Assistant District Attorney
Leona Sharpstene joined the office as an Assistant District Attorney in March 2022.
Leona is a graduate of the Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law and Cornell University. At Cornell, Leona completed and defended her undergraduate thesis concerning children’s involvement in the legal system to graduate with honors. While in law school, Leona worked as a Certified Legal Intern in the Health Law Clinic, in addition to her internships in the Philadelphia Defenders Association, the Family Law Unit of Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
She was acknowledged for her work as a research assistant in Family Law Arbitration: Practice, Procedure, and Forms, published by the American Bar Association.
Prior to starting as an ADA, Leona served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur L. Zulick. Leona currently serves on the Board of Directors for Monroe County Habitat for Humanity and the Board of Trustees for the Monroe County Bar Foundation. She is the current Treasurer of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division.