Women in the Practice of Law

Jeanine Pirro, Westchester County District Attorney


Jeanine Pirro is the first woman District Attorney in Westchester County, the first woman Westchester County court judge, the first woman to try a murder case in Westchester County and the first woman in New York State to be named "outstanding prosecutor." 

In October 1997, Jeanine Pirro, (pictured second from right) chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities, issued a comprehensive report. 

The Commission's detailed recommendations resulted in the passage of legislation to enhance protections and provide safeguards to victims of domestic abuse.


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