Misty Henline fought for justice for the citizens of Baltimore for over 17 years and uses her litigation skills to represent employers and employees in the area of employment law. She has extensive jury trial experience and has litigated hundreds of motions involving complex juvenile and competency issues. Her experience has taught her to understand the value of a case, work closely with clients for the best possible outcome and negotiate settlements when necessary to a client’s advantage.
Misty is known to be a zealous prosecutor and will advocate for clients in any court setting.
Assistant State’s Attorney, State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City, (10/28/02-03/01/20).
Senior Prosecutor, Juvenile Division
- Prosecute cases from arraignment through disposition, provide discovery, argue motions, and negotiate plea agreements.
- Interview and prepare victims and witnesses to testify at motions hearings and trial.
- Manage a full caseload including two to three dockets a week and additional serious cases.
- Assist the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief in advising new attorneys.
- Supervise and assist in training summer interns and evaluate their performance.
- Managed a specialized docket (Operation Safe Kids court) that utilized a team approach to engage juvenile offenders and monitor their progress to foster accountability.
- Litigate all competency motions after filing through contested hearings with experts to ascertain competency and attainment of competency by respondents as well as monitor their progress in court reviews.
- Trial experience includes numerous court trials, motions hearings, violation of probation hearings and contested transfers and competency hearings.
- Represented the State in every phase of litigation of felony narcotics cases.
- Litigated motions based on Fourth Amendment challenges.
- Handled large docket of felony narcotics cases.
- Handled grand jury days to indict felony narcotics cases.
Felony Trial Unit
- Prosecuted cases from preliminary hearing or indictment from arraignment through sentencing, provide discovery, argue motions, and negotiate plea agreements based on sentencing guidelines.
- Prosecuted a variety of felony cases including burglaries, robberies, attempted murders, and assaults in General Trial.
- Participated as a second chair in a homicide in 2006 involving a case of child abuse.
- Reviewed cases forwarded from the District Court for indictment or filing a criminal information to evaluate constitutional issues and prepare for jury trial.
- Trial experience included 6 jury trials.