District Attorney Janet M. DiFiore


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 under the administrations of both Carl A. Vergari (1981-1987) and Jeanine F. Pirro (1994-1998). For the last four and one half years of her service as a prosecutor, DA DiFiore served as Chief of Narcotics for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, coordinating drug enforcement and prosecution efforts within Westchester County on behalf of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. DA DiFiore also served the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in the Rackets and the Homicide and Special Investigations Bureaus.

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. As Supervising Judge, her responsibilities included oversight of court operations for 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.

In addition to her courtroom responsibilities, DA DiFiore served on 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, 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 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, Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.

She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Westchester Children's Museum and The Pace University School of Law Board of Visitors.

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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