Biography of the State's Attorney

Dario J. Broccolino has served as State’s Attorney for Howard County since December 14, 2007 when he was first sworn-in to complete the unexpired term of his predecessor.In 2010, the citizens of Howard County elected Mr. Broccolino to a four-year-term, and re-elected him in 2014.  He first joined the state’s attorney’s office in 1999 serving as deputy state’s attorney.

From 1988 to 1999 Mr. Broccolino served as State’s Attorneys’ Coordinator for Maryland and the Executive Director of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association.  A veteran prosecutor, Dario Broccolino served as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore City, serving under four elected state’s attorneys between 1971 and 1988.  Toward the latter part of his service in Baltimore City, his expertise included the prosecution of economic crimes, arson, and narcotics.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Broccolino received his B.S. degree from Loyola College in Maryland in 1967 and his J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1970. He earned a second, advanced degree, a LL.M in Taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1994.

Prior to his law career, from 1967 to 1971, Mr. Broccolino was a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore County.  He also served on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1988 to 1990.

Mr. Broccolino has a leadership role in several state and local organizations including the board of directors of the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association.  Since December 2000, a succession of Maryland governors from both political parties appointed Mr. Broccolino to several state boards and advisory commissions including the State Board of Victim Services, Maryland Cease Fire Council, Maryland Handgun Roster Board and the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission.

Mr. Broccolino is a member of the Howard County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the James Macgill American Inn of Court, and a fellow of the Bar Foundation for Howard County.

A resident of Howard County since 1975, Mr. Broccolino is president of the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department and served as treasurer of the St. John’s Community Association. For more than 25 years, Mr. Broccolino has been active in youth sports, serving as a coach, official and administrator.

He was married, for more than 39 years, to the late Donna Jean Broccolino (nee Oettinger). Their two children and spouses, and four grandchildren all live in Howard County.