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District Attorneys, or Prosecuting Attorneys, try criminal cases on the government's behalf. A District Attorney's chief responsibility is to begin and foster legal proceedings against someone who has been accused of a crime. Sample resumes for District Attorneys show such duties as conducting bench and jury trials for misdemeanor cases, and preparing discovery, pleadings and other legal documents in accordance with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings. District Attorneys, like other attorneys, list a Juris Doctor degree on their resumes as a minimum educational requirement.

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1

Assistant District Attorney

Prosecuted over twenty five jury trials as a first chair trial attorney, including burglary, drug offenses, aggravated assault, and murder

  • Prosecuted contested hearings, including motions to suppress evidence, motions to adjudicate guilt, and motions for discovery
  • Managed thousands of misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases from intake to disposition
  • Prepared and coordinated police officers, investigators, analysts, expert witnesses and lay witnesses for trial
  • Conducted legal research and drafted briefs in preparation for contested hearings
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
JD
Rank
2

22nd JUDICIAL DISTRICT, Assistant District Attorney General of Child Support Division

Created the FRIENDS Program that assisted clients in obtaining education, substance abuse intervention, and employment development at NO Taxpayer Expense

  • Elected as the Vice-President of the District Attorney Generals Conference Child Support Steering Committee
  • Increased IV-D Program performance goals by 20% in less than 4 years
  • Collected over $95,000.00 in partial purge payments in 11 months
  • Presented a C.L.E. course at the 2013 District Attorney Generals Conference
  • Appointed as the Attorney in charge of child support matters for Giles, Lawrence and Wayne counties
  • Prosecuted both civil and criminal contempt cases
  • Served as the Conflict Attorney for the 17th Judicial District
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English Literature
JD
Teaching
Teaching Assistant To The Dean Of Academic Affairs And Of The St
3

Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division

As a first chair, litigated over twenty-five bench and jury trials, as well as numerous additional pre-trial hearings.

  • Extensively researched legal issues and drafted various motions, pleadings, and memoranda of law.
  • Supervise detectives, investigators, and legal assistants in order to serve subpoenas, draft and execute search warrants, and comply with extensive discovery requests.
  • Performed long tern investigations of various criminal enterprises.
  • Deposed witnesses in preparation for future proceedings.
  • Managed a caseload of over seventy indictments and handled all aspects of criminal litigation.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Assistant District Attorney, Special Proceedings Bureau

Initiated and conducted long term investigations of commercial theft, product counterfeiting and tax evasion. Investigated and researched factual basis of cases, conducted hearings and trials,
interpreted and applied laws for use in open cases and pending motions. Presented cases to
Grand Jury. Negotiated plea agreements with opposing council. Spoke on behalf of the Queens
District Attorney's Office at area public schools and community gatherings.

  • Conducted criminal trials and Grand Jury Presentments in Queens Criminal and Supreme Courts.
  • Conducted extensive legal research using independent judgment, discretion and initiative.
  • Advised Detectives, independent investigators, government agencies, companies, victims and witnesses regarding criminal investigations and complaints.
  • Evaluated and analyzed felonies for tax implications and owed restitution.
  • Served in Criminal Court, Domestic Violence and Special Proceedings bureaus specializing in tax related crimes, domestic violence, assaults, gun possession and driving while intoxicated.
  • Actively participated in unit, bureau, executive and inter-agency meetings.
  • Drafted and executed sensitive and confidential documents.
  • Managed a staff comprised of a Sergeant, 4 Detectives, 3 forensic accountants and a paralegal.
  • Awarded 2012 Detective Investigator's Award
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
5

Deputy District Attorney

Regularly engaged in settlement negotiations with opposing counsel.

  • Conducted 6 jury trials as first chair, from voir dire to closing argument.
  • Conducted 14 oppositions to motions to suppress evidence hearings and 4 preliminary hearings.
  • Handled discovery disputes, interviewed witnesses, and prepared expert witnesses for trial.
  • Drafted motions in limine, an opposition to a motion to dismiss, an opposition to a motion to suppress evidence and an opposition to a motion to compel discovery.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration
JD
Top
6

Assistant District Attorney - Rackets Bureau

Tried fourteen (14) cases to verdict, investigated over 150 cases for the Grand Jury, and negotiated more than 500 felony and misdemeanor dispositions.

  • Developed litigation and investigation strategies of complex prosecutions relating to racketeering, official misconduct of elected and appointed officials, bribery, and enterprise corruption.
  • Interviewed hundreds of witnesses in preparation for grand jury and trial testimony.
  • Conducted thirty-two (32) suppression hearings, motion practice, prepared demonstrative evidence using power point and other forms of technology, obtained search/arrest warrants, and secured out of state witnesses.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Social Science / Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
Law
7

Deputy District Attorney, Felony Trial Team

  • Conducted approximately 300 felony preliminary hearings on wide range of cases including attempted murder, gang cases, vehicular manslaughter, armed robbery, residential and commercial burglary, narcotics, firearms, identity theft, credit card fraud, welfare fraud, construction fraud, and assault and battery cases
  • Completed approximately 30 jury trials, including 5 felony trials all resulting in guilty verdicts
  • Wrote and argued hundreds of motions including motions to suppress, demurrers, appeals, discovery motions, motions in limine, and diversion and restitution hearings
  • Served as Jury Trial Supervisor, making pretrial offers on all misdemeanor cases, with exclusive discretion
  • Reviewed hundreds of Penal, Vehicle, and Health and Safety Code cases and prepared and filed complaints
  • Assisted law enforcement by reviewing dozens of search warrants for signature by Superior Court Judge
  • Prepared subpoenas for witnesses and documentary evidence necessary for preliminary hearings and trials
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
Political Science
8

Deputy District Attorney III

  • Earned the 2011 and 2012 Prosecutor of the Year Award for Lincoln County
  • Successfully represented the State in felony and misdemeanor trials
  • Maintained effective working relationships with opposing counsel and law enforcement officials
  • Reviewed search warrants, advised officers, and assisted in criminal investigations
  • Reviewed, organized, and presented evidence for trials
  • Prepared and argued legal motions in court
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
History
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Assistant District Attorney

Only Assistant District Attorney in January 1998 starting class promoted to the Felony Trial Division.

  • Team Leader, Criminal Court Bureau: direct liaison between District Attorney's Office and assigned judge of court; trained, managed and supervised ten junior assistant district attorneys and assigned over 300 cases per week; appeared in over thirty hearings and more than twenty trials, both jury and non-jury, as lead counsel.
  • Screened, processed, evaluated legal sufficiency of both misdemeanor and felony indictments.
  • Presented multiple witnesses, including defendants, for felony indictments before a confidential, recorded grand jury.
  • Interrogated and recorded incarcerated inmate statements and statements of victims refusing to proceed to trial;
  • Executed pre- and post-arrest indictments, with both in-court and hospital arraignments.
  • Initiated and prepared orders to produce the defendant from custody for bail hearings and court appearances.
  • Prepared, argued and defended applications for bail, motions to dismiss for lack of speedy trial or legal sufficiency and discovery issues on all cases assigned to court part.
  • Daily court appearances. Daily interaction with victims/witnesses/counsel while maintaining impeccable records.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Assistant District Attorney

  • Successfully tried seven criminal trials, both felony and misdemeanor cases, with a 100% conviction rate.
  • Worked primarily independently with general supervision while handling large case loads and honed problem solving skills by conducting investigations relating to complex factual information.
  • Researched and drafted countless responses to discovery demands, procedural motions, and other documents prepared incident to hearings and trial practice.
  • Supervised legal interns and mentored entry-level attorneys on legal issues, trial practice, and evidentiary hearings and personally held training sessions throughout the year.
  • Interviewed victims, law enforcement, and defendants during Grand Jury proceedings and was responsible for assessing the credibility of witnesses, statements, and evidence.
  • Educated medical professionals in the community on the importance of medical documentation relating to criminal prosecutions
  • Interviewed by news channel NY1 and the Staten Island Advance
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Accounting
MA
Business Administration
JD
Juris Doctor

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