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Erie County District Attorney


Frank A. Sedita, III
District Attorney

Frank A. Sedita, III

EDUCATION:

  • B.A., Canisius College. Recipient of the Raichle Pre-Law Scholarship. Graduated magna cum laude (1983).
  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (1986).

BAR ADMISSION:

  • New York (1987).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Attorney & Counselor at Law (1987-1988).
  • Assistant District Attorney, Justice Courts Bureau: trial of misdemeanors.
  • Assistant District Attorney, Grand Jury Bureau: investigation of felonies.
  • Assistant District Attorney, Felony Trial Bureau: trial of felonies.
  • Assistant District Attorney, Homicide Bureau: investigation and trial of homicides.
  • Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Special Investigations & Prosecutions Bureau: investigation and trial of white collar and public corruption offenses.
  • Deputy District Attorney, Chief, Homicide Bureau: investigation of homicides and trial of high-profile homicides.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
  • Faculty, National College of District Attorneys.
  • Faculty, New York Prosecutors Training Institute.
  • Faculty, Erie County District Attorney's Office Continuing Legal Education Program.
  • Lecturer and instructor for prosecution agencies throughout the United States.

MEMBER:

  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Academic Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges & Universities).
  • National District Attorneys Association and New York State District Attorneys Association.
  • Women's Bar Association of New York.
  • Italian American Police Association of Western New York.

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS:

  • Buffalo News' Butler Award for Community Service (1999).
  • Buffalo Police Detectives and Detective Sergeants Prosecutor of the Year (1999).
  • New York State District Attorneys Association Prosecutor of the Year (2006)
  • Erie County Law Foundation Special Recognition for Prosecution of the Bike Path Rapist (2007).