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DA Brown Appoints 15 Assistant DAs

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has announced the appointment of fifteen law school graduates as Assistant District Attorneys.

District Attorney Brown said, “These young men and women were hired after a highly
selective recruitment process that I established soon after I became the District Attorney. 

They are bright young professionals from some of the nation’s finest law schools who have elected to enter public service and serve the people of Queens County as prosecutors. I know that they will serve with distinction.”

The new assistants, who were sworn in on September 4 by District Attorney Brown, will commence their prosecutorial careers with an intensive training course supervised by Executive Assistant District Attorney for Legal Affairs Gary S. Fidel and led by Assistant District Attorneys Kevin M. Duddy, Director of Trial Advocacy, and Jennifer L. Naiburg, Deputy Director of Trial Advocacy.

Over the next several weeks, the new assistant district attorneys will add to their knowledge
of the law through lectures, courtroom observation and mock hearings.  They will also receive practical, hands-on experience by going out on patrol with police officers, participate in simulations at the New York Police Department’s Tactics House and study firearms at the Police Department’s outdoor firing range. The course will also include visits to correctional institutions and alternative sentencing programs.


These new assistants will be assigned to the Criminal Court/Intake Bureau, after which they
will be offered the opportunity for assignments in the Appeals Bureau and the Investigations Division. Thereafter, they will enter an intensive trial training program prior to being assigned to the Supreme Court Trial Bureau.

The new prosecutors and the law schools from which they graduated are:
Timothy J. Bates     St John’s University School of Law
Adam K. Brody       Fordham University School of Law
Lisa Cubair             Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Aharon Diaz            Pace University School of Law
Christopher Fell      Fordham University School of Law
Crystal Igneri          New York Law School
Patrick B. James     New York Law School
Laura M. Kitchen    Hofstra University School of Law
Benjamin Kramer-Eisenbud     Brooklyn Law School
Kaitlin C. McTague       St. John’s University School of Law
Larry J. Przetakiewicz   Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Ian S. Ramage                Pace University School of Law
Nicole J. A. Reid            Georgetown University Law Center
John J. Ruane                 St. John’s University School of Law
Talia Seidel                   New York Law School

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