Stephen W. Churchill
Former Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (DOJ)
Practice Overview and Client Services
Mr. Stephen W. Churchill is the long-time former Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has over thirty years’ experience in the pharmacy compliance, pharmacy audits, DEA administrative inspections, and DEA diversion investigations. Mr. Churchill offers corporate clients in the pharmaceutical industry reliable and proven knowledge regarding the Controlled Substances Act and similar state and federal regulations. His extensive background and experience in counterintelligence, federal law enforcement operations, and multi-agency investigations allow clients to rely on genuine first-hand experience in times of crisis.
Career in the DOJ and DEA
Special Agent Churchill has over two decades experience as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, Chief of the Academic Operations Unit, Chief of the Personnel and Physical Security Sections, and as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In these various positions, Mr. Churchill investigated, supervised, and led complex narcotics investigations, probes into clandestine laboratories, and drug diversion cases on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the DEA, the FBI, state pharmacy boards, and state law enforcement agencies.
Educational Background and Awards
Prior to joining the Maryland State Police, Mr. Churchill attained a B.S. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from James Madison University and an associate degree in criminal justice from Chesapeake College. He also received leadership training from Harvard University, the American University, and Duke University. Mr. Churchill is a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and the Maryland State Police Alumni Association. Special Agent Churchill has received many awards. For instance, he was recognized by the Attorney General of the United States with the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
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