I graduated from Albany Law School in 2000, and after passing the New York State Bar in 2002, I joined the Broome County District Attorney’s Office. I began my career as a prosecutor in the local courts prosecuting misdemeanors, violations and traffic cases. During that time I handled more than 40 misdemeanor jury trials and hundreds of non jury traffic and penal law trials. I was fortunate enough to practice in all the courts in Broome County and had jury trials in most of them.
After only 3 years at the DA’s Office, I was promoted to Assistant District Attorney II. As an ADA II I started my practice in the Broome County Court. As a prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office I personally handled approximately 70 jury trials, 30 of which were felony trials. After becoming a felony prosecutor, the District Attorney tasked me with the responsibility to manage approximately ten complex eavesdropping cases ranging from gambling to narcotics conspiracy cases to murder.
In 2008 I was promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney and Supervisor of the local court attorneys working within the District Attorney’s Office. In that position, I directly supervised all of the local court prosecutors who handle misdemeanor and traffic cases in all of the local courts in Broome County. During the course of my career as a prosecutor, I personally handled cases ranging from DWI to serious assaults to murder and Arson. At one point I was one of the Felony DWI prosecutors in the office tasked with handling the most serious of DWI cases. I have also handled several appeals submitted to the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, cases which included Murder, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Perjury. I’ve taught numerous topics to local law enforcement, both at the local Police Academy, the Peace Officer Academy, and the police supervisor’s school. I have lectured for the New York State Prosecutors Training Institute on Driving While Intoxicated topics on numerous occasions. These seminars were developed to help teach young prosecutors and police officers how to successfully prosecute Driving While Intoxicated cases in New York State. My years as a prosecutor and assisting law enforcement in criminal investigations have been invaluable, giving me a wealth of knowledge to draw on when defending or negotiating on behalf of my private clients.
In my practice I have defended hundreds of clients from all walks of life from students to professional athletes. I am a member of the Broome County Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's. I am admitted to practice in the Northern District of New York and have handled complicated drug and weapons conspiracy cases in Federal Court.