District Attorneys’ Offices
District Attorney Darcel D. Clark
Darcel Denise Clark became the 13th District Attorney for Bronx County on January 1, 2016. She is the first woman in that position and the first African-American woman to be a District Attorney in New York State. Previously, District Attorney Clark served as an Associate Justice for the NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department; a NYS Supreme Court Justice in the Bronx; and a Criminal Court Judge in Bronx and New York Counties. She also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez
Eric Gonzalez made history becoming the first Latino elected to serve as District Attorney in New York State in November 2017 and was sworn in as District Attorney of Kings County on January 1, 2018. This followed his appointment as Acting District Attorney after the passing of District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson in 2016. Since his appointment to lead the office Mr. Gonzalez has implemented trailblazing initiatives, including a bail reform policy and an immigration policy.
District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., was first inaugurated as the District Attorney of New York County on January 1, 2010. Over the following four years, Mr. Vance enhanced the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a national leader in criminal justice by expanding the offices expertise on an array of 21st century crimes, including identity theft, cybercrime, white-collar fraud, hate crimes, terrorism, domestic violence, human trafficking, and violent and gang-related crimes.
Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan
John M. Ryan was sworn in as Acting District Attorney of Queens County on May 4, 2019. Throughout his nearly 45 years as a prosecutor, Mr. Ryan has been guided by the unwavering principle that all deserve justice - defendants and crime victims alike. Mr. Ryan was appointed Acting District Attorney by the late District Attorney Richard A. Brown, who retired due to declining health. Judge Brown served as Queens District Attorney for 28 years.
District Attorney Michael E. McMahon
Michael E. McMahon was inaugurated as the District Attorney of Richmond County on January 1, 2016. He serves as the chief law enforcement officer on Staten Island. Upon taking office, Mr. McMahon made it a priority to increase the office’s ability to better prosecute and prevent crime by modernizing the office, bringing more resources to Staten Island’s criminal justice system, and increasing accessibility and strengthening community relations with law enforcement.