D.A. announces two new hires, promotion

Seven-year prosecutor will head the county’s Child Abuse Unit

Deborah K. Ryan has been promoted

Chester County prosecutor Deborah S. Ryan has been promoted to Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Child Abuse Unit.

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office has announced two new hires and a promotion.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said the swearing-in of two new prosecutors, Kelsey Gvozdich and Ryan Borchik, occurred Friday, Nov. 1, before Chester County Court Judge Mark L. Tunnell. In addition, Deborah S. Ryan, a seven-year member of the office, was promoted to Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Child Abuse Unit, a position previously held by Elizabeth B. Pitts, who left the office last month.

Ryan, who received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, came to Chester County after serving in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, a  news release said.

“The Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Child Abuse Unit has a tremendous responsibility,” said Hogan.  “I have every confidence in Deb’s ability to continue the vital work of protecting Chester County’s children.”

Kelsey Gvozdich, a former intern in the District Attorney's Office, was sworn in as an assistant district attorney on Friday.

Kelsey Gvozdich, a former intern in the District Attorney’s Office, was sworn in as an assistant district attorney on Friday.

The two new assistant district attorneys both recently passed the Pennsylvania Bar Examination.  Gvozdich received her undergraduate degree from Juniata College and her law degree from Widener University School of Law.  She previously served as an intern in the District Attorney’s Office.  Borchik received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law.  He previously served as an intern in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Md., the release said.

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Ryan Borchik, who recently passed the state Bar Examination, has been hired as an assistant district attorney in Chester County.

“Year after year, Chester County is lucky enough to hire talented and dedicated prosecutors to work with our police to keep Chester County a safe place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Hogan.  “Kelsey and Ryan are now a part of that outstanding tradition and will serve the people of Chester County honorably and with distinction.”

 

 

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