On Monday, September 19th, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman named Meaghan Alegi as acting director of the County’s Law Department.
Ms. Alegi succeeds Melissa Lambert, who will serve as the Director of Legal Affairs for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Lambert had led the Law Department for eight years and notably achieved a reversal on a 30-year-old rubble landfill case worth $45M. Moreover, earlier this year, she represented Harford during negotiations with the state over national opioid settlements amounting to nearly $400M.
In a press release, County Executive Glassman thanked Ms. Lambert for her contributions and offered support and praise for Ms. Alegi in her new role:
‘We thank Melissa Lambert for her service and wish her all the best as we welcome Meaghan Alegi to her new role as county attorney,’ County Executive Glassman said. ‘Meaghan has been invaluable throughout my administration, and I am confident that she will continue her outstanding service to our county and its citizens.’
Ms. Alegi earned her bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College (formerly “Western Maryland College”) and her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She was sworn into the Maryland Bar in 2003 and joined Harford County in 2010. Ms. Alegi has represented multiple departments and agencies throughout her tenure with Harford involving issues ranging from land use to guardianships. Since 2013, she has been Harford County’s Senior Assistant County Attorney and also served on the team securing the county’s colossal landfill case victory.