Former teacher, hospital manager, regional planner and law firm partner Michele Ferris Hansen has taken on a new role as Washington County assistant state's attorney.
Hansen, a 1990 graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law, started work Sept. 7, shadowing other county prosecutors. She has been placed on the Child Abuse Treatment Team, where she will work closely with the Department of Social Services and the Child Advocacy Center, among others.
Hansen was a partner in the Greenbelt, Md., and Frederick County, Md.- based firm Ferris, Hansen & Gorvoy P.C. since February 1994, where she concentrated on family law, personal injury and general litigation. Before that she worked as a regional planner, advocating funding for various highway safety projects addressing law enforcement and emergency medical services concerns in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties. She also worked in administrative management, overseeing a variety of departments at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C.