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
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