Our Team

Jessica L. Reger

First Assistant District Attorney

Jessica Reger is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, where she studied international criminal law and was a member of International Law Journal.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in Politics and Philosophy through the Honors College. Along with her duties as second in command at the District Attorney’s Office, Jessica also serves as the trial term coordinator and trains incoming attorneys. Jessica prosecutes all types of cases including murders and major crimes and is also the primary Animal Cruelty prosecutor.

Before joining the District Attorney’s Office in 2016, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Judge William R. Cunningham and worked in Chambers for the International Criminal Tribunal for the formal Yugoslavia in The Hague, NL.

Jessica lives in Erie with her husband and their two dogs.


Molly W. Anglin

Molly Anglin has been with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office for over 5 years. She is the lead narcotics prosecutor and handles all Drug Delivery Resulting in Death charging decisions and prosecutions. Molly is a member of the Erie County Veterans Treatment Court Team and serves as a board member to the Erie County Community Veteran Engagement Board.

Molly volunteers her time as a mentor in the Attorneys and Kids Together Program, she is an attorney coach for the Northwestern Mock Trial Team, and she’s a volunteer reader for the Hooked on Books for Kids Program.  Molly studied Social Work and Political Science at Temple University in Philadelphia and received her J.D. from Akron Law. Before joining the DA’s Office, Molly completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Judge Mark D. Stevens in Crawford County.


Jeremy C. Lightner

Jeremy Lightner, an Erie County Native and Fairview High School graduate, originally joined the District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in the juvenile division in May of 2014 before transitioning to prosecuting adult crimes. Jeremy graduated University Illinois School of Law where he was part of the Environmental Law Association and Elder Law Journal. Jeremy obtained his undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English and played football.

Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, served as a judicial law clerk and tipstaff for Judge Shad Connelly in Erie County. He also had the opportunity to live abroad in New Zealand for a year.

Jeremy is the primary prosecutor for crimes originating within State Correctional Institutions and focuses on cases involving gang violence and illegal use of firearms. Jeremy has been involved in the treatment court program for many years and currently assists in evaluating treatment court cases.


Greg Reichart

Gregory M. (“Greg”) Reichart joined the Erie County District Attorney’s office in December of 2019, after working in private practice, clerking for Judge John C. Reed, and serving in the District Attorney’s office in his native Mercer County, PA. 

Greg is primarily tasked with prosecuting the illegal possession and acquisition of firearms and works with local and regional anti-gang and anti-firearm task forces.

Greg received his legal education from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he was an Associate Justice on the ONU Law Moot Court Executive Board and received CALI Awards in Criminal Law and Capital Punishment. Before law school, Greg attended what is now the University of Mount Union, where he graduated cum laude in 2008.

In his spare time, Greg volunteers to raise money for school music programs and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He also serves on the board of the Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary.


Brian Krowicki

Brian Krowicki is a Juvenile Court Prosecutor, prosecuting juveniles accused of crimes in Erie County. Brian is an Erie County native and joined the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in 2006, after five years of experience working as a prosecutor in Allegheny County.  He is a graduate of University of Dayton, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, and a graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Michael Burns

Michael Burns has been with the District Attorney’s Office since January 2003.  He has prosecuted all types of matters including homicides, elder abuse, drug, and homicide by motor vehicle cases.  He has handled numerous matters in federal court including habeas corpus petitions, civil rights litigation, and appeals, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Michael attended the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and is a graduate of Allegheny College, majoring in History and French, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Prior to joining the Erie County D.A.’s Office he served as an Assistant D.A. in McKean County, PA and worked in private practice.

In his free time Michael serves on the boards of the Erie Philharmonic, Erie Playhouse, and First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, and is Board President of the Multicultural Community Resource Center.  He has served on several ECBA committees and volunteered in the Attorneys and Kids Together program and the Hooked on Books for Kids program.  He has been involved as an actor in many local community theatre productions, as a cantor for his church, and is a guest preacher for the Presbytery of Lake Erie.  He enjoys running/working out, travel, reading, music, and stress relief.


Rachael A. Sykes

Rachael Sykes joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2017. As a Juvenile Court Prosecutor, Rachael is tasked with prosecuting juveniles accused of committing crimes. Rachael also lends her expertise to decertification hearings and cases involving juveniles charged in adult court under Act 33. 


Emily C. Downing

Emily C. Downing has been with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office since March of 2018. She is the lead prosecutor for homicide by vehicle cases and also works on cases involving gang violence and the illegal use of firearms. Emily graduated from Duquesne University in 2016 with dual degrees in Political Science and Rhetorical Studies and went on to earn a law degree from Duquesne Law. Before joining the office, Emily worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Mark D. Stevens in Crawford County. She volunteers her time as a mentor in the Attorneys and Kids Together Program and enjoys traveling and hiking with her fiancé and dog, Poppy.


Nicholas A. Maskrey

Nicholas is a graduate of Penn State Law, and attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he earned his degree in political science and played Division II baseball for the Golden Eagles.  He has been with the District Attorney’s Office since July 2018 and currently works on a wide array of major crimes, specializing in the prosecution of drug related offenses including drug delivery resulting in death, possession with the intent to deliver, and unlawful delivery of drugs.  Prior to joining the office, he worked as a litigation associate for a local law firm.  He is a long time Erie County resident and is proud to continue to serve his local community.


Hillary B. Hoffman

Hillary B. Hoffman is the lead prosecutor for crimes involving sexual violence against adults in Erie County. She also serves as the District Attorney’s liason for the Erie Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit.

Hillary joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2018 after clerking for Judge John J. Trucilla and Judge William R. Cunningham. She graduated cum laude from Capital University School of Law in Columbus, Ohio where she served as the vice president of the Women’s Law Association and was a member of the Law Review. Hillary attended Gannon University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in legal studies and a minor in criminal justice.

Hillary grew up in Erie and has strong family ties in the area. She and her family, who own and run Bruce’s Pub and Grub, host a yearly fundraising event on July 4th for veterans in the area. When she is not spending time with her family, Hillary volunteers and donates to homeless shelters—a cause for which she is passionate.


J. Robert Ferguson

J. Robert “Rob” Ferguson joined the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in 2021 to head the newly created Domestic Violence Unit. As part of his position, Rob is responsible for prosecuting domestic violence crimes and working with local and regional organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and support for those who have been victims of domestic violence.

Before joining the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Rob practiced as a private criminal defense attorney in Mississippi and his native Tennessee. Rob received his bachelors in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University before attending the University of Memphis to obtain a Master’s Degree in Criminology and a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys fishing and woodworking.


Charles D. Cantrell

Charles D. Cantrell joined the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a certified legal intern for the Elder Law Clinic. Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, Charles served as a judicial law clerk for President Judge Maureen A. Skerda and Judge Gregory J. Hammond in Warran, Pennsylvania.  Along with prosecuting various types of cases, Charles spearheads all matters involving asset and bond forfeiture. Charles is originally from Southern California and is a former NCAA Division 1 baseball player.


Steven M. Liboski

Steven M. “Steve” Liboski is originally from Indiana, PA. Steve interned at the Indiana County DA’s Office while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science Gettysburg College, which inspired the future interest in criminal prosecution.  Steve went on to attend Duquesne University School of Law and graduated in 2017.  While attending Duquesne, Steve interned in the Allegheny County DA’s Office in the Violent Crimes-Firearms and Narcotics Units.   

Upon graduation from Duquesne, Steve worked briefly in the Compliance Department at PNC Bank before accepting an ADA position with the Allegheny County DA’s Office, where he worked in the Violent Crimes-Firearms Unit, prosecuting non-fatal shootings. Steve joined the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in 2021, where he handles extraditions and prosecutes a wide array of cases at all stages of the criminal justice process.


Brittany A. Felder

Brittany A. Felder joined the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in January, 2022. Before coming to Erie, Brittany worked for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office as a Juvenile Court Prosecutor and as a private defense attorney. Brittany attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a degree in Politics and Philosophy through the Honors College and continuing on to earn her JD. While in law school, Brittany was a Marshall Brennan Fellow, participated in the Prisoner’s Rights Practicum and was the Regional Attorney General of MABLSA.

Brittany prosecutes a myriad of criminal cases and is the District Attorney’s liaison and representative for the Treatment Court program.


Tayler R. Moses

Tayler R. Moses is a graduate of Widener University Commonwealth School of Law, where she earned her J.D. She completed her undergraduate studies at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Political Science. While at Edinboro, Tayler interned with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

Before even graduating law school, Tayler began working as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Charles H. Saylor of Northcumberland County where she worked.Tayler also worked for a brief time for the Honorable Judge Gregory J. Hammond in Warren County Pennsylvania before joining the District Attorney’s Office in June of 2022.


Brendan P. Sala

Brendan P. Sala, an Erie native and graduate of Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, joined the District Attorney’s office in June 2022. Brenden graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he served as the managing editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. Brendan obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from Cleveland State, where he graduated cum laude.

Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, Brendan worked for Friedman & Nemecek LLC as a law clerk. He then returned back to Erie where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Daniel J. Brabender, Jr. and then worked as a criminal defense attorney representing clients appointed through the county. 

Outside of his work at the District Attorney’s Office, Brendan enjoys skiing, bocce, and fishing.