James Elliott

Allegany County State’s Attorney

Since February 2021, it has been my duty and pleasure to serve as your State’s Attorney and prosecute individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic offenses in Allegany County.


Strong on Crime
Dependable and Trustworthy
Diligent & Effective

Meet James

State’s Attorney James F. Elliott

James F. Elliott was sworn in as State’s Attorney for Allegany County on February 24, 2021.  He was appointed state’s attorney by Judge Jeffrey S. Getty and will serve as the interim state’s attorney until the election in 2022.

As State’s Attorney, Elliott represents the interests of Allegany County in court proceedings and enforces state laws in criminal court.  There are times when officials will ask him for legal advice and legal opinions on a variety of matters related to criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Elliott spent 6 years as Assistant Public Defender for Allegany and Garrett counties before becoming the district public defender from 2017-2021.  His district public defender office housed 11 attorneys and 9 support personnel.

James Elliott is a graduate of Bishop Walsh School, Frostburg State University and the University of Baltimore School of Law.  He, his wife and 4 children returned to his native Allegany County in 2011 when Elliott left private law practice in Howard County.



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Cumberland, MD 21502
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Cumberland, MD 21502
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