Personal injury firm adds attorneys Alexandria MacMaster and Jill Roth to crime victims team

Personal injury law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent is pleased to announce the addition of two former prosecutors, Alexandria MacMaster and Jill Roth, as associate attorneys to the firm’s team advocating for crime victims.

MacMaster joins Laffey, Bucci & Kent after an eight-year career at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where she most recently served as an assistant district attorney (ADA) and captain of the family protection unit. As an ADA, MacMaster handled a wide variety of cases. In particular, she litigated a number of cases involving homicide, attempted homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. She also handled white collar crime, narcotic, burglary, and DUI cases. Prior to becoming captain of the family protection unit, MacMaster worked in the economic crimes unit, DUI unit, juvenile division, and pre-trials division.

MacMaster earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. During her time at Widener, she was a semi-finalist in Hugh B. Pearce Trial Competition and received a certificate of achievement for criminal law.

Roth joins Laffey, Bucci & Kent after a six-year career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she most recently served as an assistant district attorney (ADA) in the major felonies unit. As an ADA, Roth handled a wide variety of cases. In particular, Roth litigated a number of cases involving victims of domestic violence, aggravated assault, intimidation, and gunpoint robberies. She also handled dozens of DUI, firearm and narcotics cases. Prior to becoming an ADA, Roth’s career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office included work in the legislation and policy unit, where she collaborated with policymakers in Harrisburg on legal reforms aimed at making Pennsylvania safer. She later was deeply involved in the re-launching of the office’s conviction review unit.

Roth earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Pennsylvania and previously worked for the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Medical Center as a behavioral health liaison. She received a juris doctorate from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. During her time at Temple, Roth was a two-time Barrister’s Award winner, was twice recognized for outstanding oral advocacy, and received the 2018 TASA Prize for Excellence in Evidence.