Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel serves to advise and assist the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools on civil legal issues. In order to protect and to further the Archdiocese’s interests, and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, the OGC helps administer the policies provided in this section. Any questions regarding these policies or any other legal issue should be directed to the OGC at [email protected] or 301-853-4495.

Cynthia DeSimone Weiler – General Counsel
Daniel Balserak – Deputy General Counsel
Jennifer Lichter – Staff Counsel
Chris Anzidei – Staff Counsel
Diana Galaviz – Legal Administrative Assistant

Click here to learn about employment opportunities in the Office of the General Counsel.

Archdiocesan parishes and schools can access the Contract Review Policies and Procedures, forms and additional General Counsel resources on the Parish-Only portal.