Michael J. Flaherty, Jr.
Acting District Attorney
The District Attorney represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney’s Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution of nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts. We are also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate