Board of Directors


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Ellen Leary Coccoma
Otsego County Attorney
County Office Building
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Phone: (607) 547-4208
Fax:  (607 547-7572

First Vice-President

Stephen Louis
Chief, Legal Counsel Division and Member of the Executive Staff
New York City Law Department
Office of the Corporation Counsel
100 Church Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 356-4020
Fax: (212) 356-3585

Second Vice-President

Cheryl A. McCausland
Sullivan County Attorney
100 North Street, PO Box 5012
County Government Center
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 807-0560
Fax: (845) 807-0574

Third Vice-President

Michael A. Siragusa
Erie County Attorney
92 Franklin Street, Room 1634
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 858-2201
Fax: (716) 858-2281


Dennis M. Brown
Suffolk County Attorney
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
PO Box 6400
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 853-4049
Fax: (631) 853-5169


Stephen D. Button
St. Lawrence County Attorney
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2269
Fax: (315) 379-2254


Karen L. Howe
Cortland County Attorney
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 753-5095
Fax: (607) 756-3489


Shannon L. Hillier
Livingston County Attorney
Livingston County Government Center
6 Court Street
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-7033
Fax: (585) 243-7045

Immediate Past President

James M. Fedorchak
Dutchess County Attorney
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-2110
Fax: (845) 486-2002

Past Past President*

Stephen M. Dorsey
Saratoga County Attorney
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 884-4770
Fax: (518) 884-4720


Stephen M. Abdella
Chautauqua County Attorney
Chautauqua County Law Dept.
Gerace Office Building
3 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-4247
Fax: (716) 753-4129


Arthur L. James, III
Ontario County
Ontario County Court House
27 North Main Street, 4th Floor
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 396-4411
Fax: (585) 396-4481

The Board of Directors is composed of the President, the three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, immediate past President, and the four Directors. All serve for a one year term except the Directors, who serve two year terms. Two are elected in odd-numbered years, and two in even numbered years.

The President and Vice-Presidents must be county attorneys or NYC corporation counsel or the latter’s designee. Limit of one board member per county, except NYC, which may have two. “The Association shall endeavor to appoint at least one member of the board from each of the judicial departments in the state.”

*Not a voting member.