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ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY                                                                                  March 2013 - Present

Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, Geneseo, New York

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Prosecutor:  Present felony offenses involving domestic violence and sexual abuse crimes to the Grand Jury, prepare and orally argue evidentiary motions, negotiate plea agreements with defense counsel, prepare witnesses and evidence for trial, and conduct bench and jury trials.

  • Felony Prosecutor: Prosecute criminal offenses including charges of assault, criminal contempt, burglary, criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated, fraud, larceny, and robbery.

  • Town Courts:  Prosecute criminal offenses in the local town courts in Livingston County.

  • Provide coverage for numerous felony and misdemeanor matters, including jury trials.

  • Provide guidance to Livingston County law enforcement related to criminal arrests and bail matters.

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY                                                                   November 2009 – March 2013

Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Rochester, New York

  • Felony Trial Bureau:  Presented violent felony cases to the Grand Jury, prepared and orally argued evidentiary motions, negotiated plea agreements with defense counsel, prepared witnesses and evidence for trial, and conducted bench and jury trials.

  • Justice and City Courts Bureaus: Performed initial evaluation of pending matters, negotiated plea offers with defense counsel, and adjudicated matters in multiple town courts throughout Monroe County.

  • Provided coverage for numerous felony and misdemeanor matters, including jury trials.

  • Prepared and presented seminars to local high school students on the impact of driving distracted by text messages and the use of cellular telephones.

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY                                                                   August 2006 - November 2009

Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo, New York

  • Felony Trial Bureau:  Presented violent felony cases to the Grand Jury, prepare and orally argue evidentiary motions, negotiate plea agreements with defense counsel, prepare witnesses and evidence for trial, and conduct trials.

  • Operation Impact Representative: Represented the Erie County in a statewide initiative to combat possession of illegal guns, gang activity and the sale and distribution of drugs.

  • Justice Courts Bureau:  Performed initial evaluation of pending matters, negotiated plea offers with defense counsel, and adjudicated matters in multiple town courts throughout Erie County.

  • Justice and City Courts Bureaus: Managed a caseload of over 400 misdemeanor cases at all times from arraignment to final disposition.

 

 

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER                                                                                   August 2004 - July 2006

Monroe County Public Defender, Rochester, New York

  • Represented indigent clients in the criminal court system, handling cases in the Monroe County Town Courts, Rochester City Court and the Monroe County Courts.

  • Managed a caseload of over 800 clients, reaching dispositions in cases ranging from violations to non-violent felonies.

  • Conducted jury and bench trials on violation and misdemeanor offenses.

  • Represented individuals facing allegations of violations of their parole before the NYS Parole Board.

  • Drafted and filed numerous motions with the courts including discovery motions, stipulations, jury instructions, and motions for dismissal.

 

INTERN to the Honorable Frank Geraci                                                                          May 2002 - August 2002

Monroe County Court, Rochester, New York

  • Assisted the Court by conducting extensive legal research in the areas of criminal and civil law.

  • Drafted two decisions with the assistance of the Court.

 

INTERN to the Seventh Judicial District                                                                          May 2001 - August 2001

Seventh Judicial District, Rochester, New York

  • Assisted the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and Seventh Judicial District in examining and researching cases.

  • Completed assignments at the direction of the Hon. Patricia Marks. 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Avon Girls Youth Basketball, Founding Member and Head Coach

  • Avon Girls Softball, Head Coach and Assistant Coach

  • Avon Little League, Board Member and Head Coach

  • Avon Soccer Club, Head Coach

  • Avon Central School District, Volunteer Second Step Instructor 

 

EDUCATION

Syracuse University College of Law                                   John Carroll University

Syracuse, New York                                                            Cleveland, Ohio

Juris Doctor                                                                          Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

May, 2003                                                                            May, 2000