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DISTRICT ATTORNEY JANET DiFIORE

The image “file:///P:/JDF%20SWEARIN4.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. On January 1, 2006, Judge Janet DiFiore was sworn in as the 32nd District Attorney of Westchester County.

District Attorney Janet DiFiore has dedicated her career to public service as both a former Judge and prosecutor in Westchester County. District Attorney DiFiore served for more than ten years as an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County and for the last four and one half years of her service as a prosecutor, DA DiFiore served as Chief of Narcotics coordinating drug enforcement and prosecution efforts within Westchester County on behalf of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. 

 

Elected as a Judge of the Westchester County Court in 1998 and as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 2002, DA DiFiore has presided over hundreds of cases in the County Court, the Family Court and the New York State Supreme Court.

 

On February 14, 2003 DA DiFiore was appointed by Chief Judge Judith Kaye to serve as the Supervising Judge for the Criminal Courts in the 9th Judicial District, with oversight responsibility of the criminal courts of Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties. DA DiFiore served as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Courts for the 9th Judicial District until May 2005 when she resigned her position to run for District Attorney.

DA DiFiore has served in numerous positions designed to promote the fair administration of justice including Chief Judge Judith Kaye’s Commission on the Future of Criminal Indigent Defense Services, as the NYS Unified Court System’s Coordinator for Access to Justice Initiatives for the 9th Judicial District, as a member of the Office of Court Administration’s Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions, on the Westchester County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, on the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, on the Advisory Board of the Westchester Holocaust Commission’s Juvenile Offender Program, on the Task Force on the Future of Probation in the State of New York and on Chief Judge Kaye’s Commission on Drugs and the Courts. DA DiFiore has lectured, both in New York and abroad, to judges and lawyers on domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence on children, ethics, problem solving courts and effective case management techniques.

DA DiFiore is a life-long resident of Westchester County. She has effectively served on the Boards and in leadership positions of numerous professional, civic and local school organizations, including the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, the Westchester Children's Museum, the Pace University School of Law Board of Visitors and most recently asked to serve on the board of The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center of Westchester.

District Attorney Janet DiFiore is married to Dennis E. Glazer, a partner at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. They live in Westchester County with their three children.


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White Plains, New York 10601

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