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Report: Gov. Justice appoints Mark Sorsaia as Secretary of Dept. of Homeland Security

DHS adds former prosecutor to legal team


March 4, 2022
W.Va. DHS adds former prosecutor to legal team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Secretary Jeff Sandy has welcomed Morgan M. Switzer as a deputy general counsel at Homeland Security, where she has already proven key during the ongoing Regular Session of the Legislature

Switzer joined DHS after serving as an assistant prosecutor in Kanawha County. She successfully prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases during her three-year tenure, including cases of first-degree murder, sexual assault, domestic violence, and possession and delivery of dangerous drugs. Switzer had developed a passion for public safety and criminal justice while interning at the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office during her college years.

A West Virginia native, Switzer earned her law degree from West Virginia University in 2017, having previously graduated cum laude from Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a minor concentration in Dance.

Swtizer began at DHS on Jan. 10. State Supreme Court Chief Justice John Hutchinson administered her ceremonial oath of office on Jan. 13. Switzer, 30, says her goal is to apply her  trial, investigative, and public relations skills to further serve the citizens of the State of West Virginia.

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LAWRENCE MESSINA (304) 957-2515 Lawrence.C.Messina@wv.gov