Maryland Public Service Commission
Jon Kucskar serves as a Senior Commission Advisor at the Maryland Public Service Commission, providing policy analysis, advice and support to the Commission on matters pending before it and other federal or State entities.
From 2012–2015, Jon served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. In that role, he counseled the Governor and his staff on judicial appointments, the Maryland Public Information Act, state ethics law, pardons and commutations, procurement matters, and a wide range of policy issues across state government. Previously, Jon served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he advised GAO's Natural Resources & Environment and Financial Markets & Community Investment policy teams. Jon began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Jillyn K. Schulze of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Jon graduated magna cum laude from UM Carey Law, where he served as president of the Student Bar Association, an associate editor and published author of the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the school's national runner-up softball team. Jon is originally from the Buffalo, New York area and graduated cum laude from Boston College.
Currently, Jon serves as President of the UM Carey Law Alumni Board and as Treasurer of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.