The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office is one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the country, and has recently launched a number of cutting edge initiatives and reforms that have put it on the national stage for innovation. Whether it is the Office’s new Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, its increased use of electronic surveillance or the focus on prosecutorial ethics and enhanced training, Suffolk County is the place to be. We are looking for the most qualified candidates to join our ranks, with the objective of recruiting those with diverse backgrounds, a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to public service and justice.

Lateral Hiring
We are happy to receive applications from experienced lawyers.  As we are one of the largest prosecutor's offices in the nation, our expansive functionality provides lateral candidates with a broad array of professional opportunities to grow their legal careers.  Beyond litigation and appellate postings, the office actively recruits lawyers to fields involving victim services, information technology, community relations, asset forfeiture, youth services, and white collar investigations.  

Whether you are seeking a new challenge, chasing a desire to contribute to the public welfare, or returning to your roots, we will endeavor to place you where your skillset makes the most impactful contribution to the office and county.

Starting salary for lateral applicants is primarily based on experience level and work assignment. Thereafter, salary adjustments will be awarded based upon merit and longevity.  As a Suffolk County employee, you will receive a comprehensive benefits plan and be eligible for a pension. 

Working in Suffolk
Suffolk County is indeed an extraordinary community to be a part of, with vibrant downtowns, close proximity to New York City, stunning beaches (with over 1,000 miles of coastline), and a world class winery scene that attracts millions of visitors each year.  Suffolk encompasses national treasures such as Montauk, Sag Harbor, the Hamptons, Fire Island, and the Great Peconic Bay.  

Benefits include health insurance, including optical and dental benefits, vacation/personal/sick time, maternity and disability leave, deferred compensation, New York State Retirement, life insurance, legal and other benefits.

To apply for an Assistant District Attorney (Experienced Attorney) position, please submit a complete application package below.

A complete application package for experienced attorneys consists of the following:


  • A cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Two writing samples;
  • Completion of the below pre-screening questionnaire.


Optional Information
We invite you to respond to an optional questionnaire linked here: Please note that the survey will have no effect on your application for employment with this office.

The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney reserves the right to change without notice any statement on this page concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, eligibility, recruitment and terms of employment. The Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any other non-merit factor.

This is a full time position

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