Robert H. Harvey, Jr., has served as Calvert County State’s Attorney since March 27, 2020.
Mr. Harvey began his legal career in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. He gradually rose through the ranks to the number 2 position in the Office, Deputy State’s Attorney, supervising a staff of more than 50 attorneys and criminal investigators. Following that, Mr. Harvey maintained a private law practice in Prince Frederick.
During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Harvey personally tried hundreds of criminal cases. He prosecuted more than a dozen persons for first degree murder. Currently 9 of these individual are serving life sentences in the Maryland prison system.
One of Mr. Harvey’s most notorious cases involved the abduction of 3-week old Jeremiah Thate from Prince George’s Hospital. Linda Fay Stancil was tried and convicted of kidnapping and received a sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
More recently, Mr. Harvey prosecuted David Harold Johnson in Calvert County Circuit Court for first degree murder and rape. On January 11, 2021, Johnson received 2 consecutive sentences of life imprisonment plus another 5 years for auto theft.
All told, Mr. Harvey has over 40 years of courtroom experience. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. He is married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He has lived in Calvert County for the past 36 years.