Michael Cuches, who previously served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County, was sworn into his new position as Deputy State’s Attorney by Circuit Court Clerk Scott MacGlashan on Wednesday October 7, 2015.DSC_0995

“We are very fortunate to have Michael back,” said State’s Attorney Lance Richardson at the swearing in ceremony. A vacancy was created within the office when former Assistant State’s Attorney Rebecca Finn resigned to accept a position with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Richardson said “when the opening became available my Chief of Staff, Rob Penny, and I immediately went to the County Administrator to say bringing Michael back is what is going to be in the best interest of this county and the citizens we serve.”

In addition to being an Assistant State’s Attorney, Cuches had earlier been a law clerk for the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court.  Cuches had left his earlier position with the State’s Attorney’s Office to enter into private practice in Annapolis, later becoming a partner in that law firm.

speaking at the swearing in ceremony (photo above right) Cuches said “I realized I missed Queen Anne’s County and I missed being a prosecutor.  When Lance and I were talking and he subsequently made the offer, it was a no-brainer for me and I accepted like that.  It’s truly an honor to be back.  Lance has a great office and I’m excited to be back as part of the team.”


(Left: Newly sworn Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Cuches, center, with State’s Attorney Lance Richardson, left, and his Chief of Staff Rob Penny, right, in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court)