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Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Hires New Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney


August 10, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania is pleased to announce the hiring of Cassondra Baber as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Charlottesville.

Platania said, “Ms. Baber has demonstrated a commitment to transforming the criminal legal system and will further our office’s goals of community safety balanced with the fair treatment of offenders.”  

While in law school, Baber completed an intensive clinic with the Baltimore Public Defender’s Office. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Stephen J. Sfekas before joining the City of Baltimore Prosecutor’s Office.  While a prosecutor in Baltimore, Baber facilitated countless alternative resolutions in cases where incarceration was neither appropriate nor practical.  

For the past two years, Baber has worked in the Staunton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.  She looks forward to serving the Charlottesville Community where she lives with her husband John and their two hound dogs. Ms. Baber graduated cum laude from Villanova University and magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


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Joseph Platania
Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Charlottesville

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