Jorge S. de Rosas, Orchard Park Town Justice

EMPLOYMENT

The de Rosas Family

  • Principal Law Clerk, Buffalo & Batavia, NY
    Law Clerk (January 2016 – Present): Confidential law clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Emilio Colaiacovo. Provide assistance to the Judge in researching issues before the Court and in writing opinions as well as assisting the Judge in making legal determinations. Help manage the Court calendar and conference cases with attorneys.
  • Wolfgang & Weinmann, LLP, Buffalo, NY
    Attorney (April 2009 – December 2015): Concentrated in the areas Real Property Tax Law Article 7 proceedings (tax certiorari proceedings) and criminal defense.
  • Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP, Buffalo, NY
    Attorney (December 2007 – April 2009): Concentrated in the areas of criminal, matrimonial, and family law.
  • United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY
    Assistant United States Attorney (August 2005 – December 2007): Narcotics and Violent Crime Division – Investigated and prosecuted violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws. Project Exile coordinator.
  • Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo, NY
    • Assistant District Attorney (January 2002 – August 2005): Felony Trials Bureau – Investigated and prosecuted felony violent crimes, including burglaries, robberies, weapons possessions, and assaults, as well as narcotics possession and sale cases and DWIs. One of three felony trial assistants assigned to Operation Impact.
    • Special Investigations/Prosecution Bureau – Investigated and prosecuted felony white-collar crime cases. Also investigated and prosecuted sexual assault and public corruption cases.
    • Domestic Violence Bureau – Investigated and prosecuted misdemeanor domestic violence cases in Buffalo City Court. Conducted trials, felony hearings, and argued motions.
  • Bouvier, O’Connor, LLP, Buffalo, NY
    Attorney (December 2000 – January 2002): Concentrated in the areas of municipal, labor, and education law. Served as counsel to various municipalities. Prepared memoranda of law, pleadings, and motions. Advised partners on legal and strategic issues.

EDUCATION

Justice de Rosas with his father

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY (September 1997 – May 2000) Juris Doctor
    • Buffalo Criminal Law Center Criminal Law Fellow (November 1998 – December 1999): Served as Executive Editor of the Buffalo Criminal Law Review. Managed the Review’s business affairs by coordinating subscription orders and overseeing circulation. Assisted associate editors in checking citations and editing articles submitted for publication and promoted the Criminal Law Center’s academic conferences and activities.
    • Buffalo Moot Court Board Board Member (November 1998 – April 2000): Selected to serve on the Buffalo Moot Court Board based on oral argument and brief scores during the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition.
    • Criminal Law Society Chairperson (November 1997 – May 1998): Supervised highly active law school organization. Ran Executive Board meetings, set agendas, and delegated tasks. Liaison to the Student Bar Association. Established the Herbert Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition. Treasurer (May 1998 – May 1999): Responsible for the finances of the Criminal Law Society.
  • Niagara University, Lewiston, NY (September 1995 – May 1997) M.S. Criminal Justice Administration, G.P.A. – 4.0
    Policy Paper: A Study of Supply and Demand Reduction Strategies of Drug Control
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (September 1988 – June 1992) B.A. Double Major in Political Science and History.

INTERNSHIPS

Orchard Park Town Justice Jorge de Rosas

  • Federal Public Defender Office – Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY
    Intern (February 2000 – May 2000): Prepared legal memoranda for attorneys on issues pertaining to searches and seizures, expert testimony, and entrapment. Served as an interpreter during interviews with Spanish speaking defendants.
  • United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY
    Intern (May 1999 – August 1999): Researched legal issues for attorneys in the Narcotics and Organized Crime Bureaus, served as an interpreter during questioning of Spanish speaking cooperating witness, helped prepare oral argument for appeal to Second Circuit, and argued a social security appeal in Federal Court.
  • Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo, NY
    Intern (June 1998 – August 1998): Researched legal questions dealing with search and seizure issues, confidential informants, and hostage negotiations for attorneys in the Narcotics Bureau. Present for conferences with confidential informants and undercover officers.

RESEARCH

  • Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo, NY
    Intern/Project Manager (February 1998 – December 1998): Charged with establishing the scope of a Police Oversight Committee for the City of Buffalo. Researched civilian review boards in other communities and suggested parameters for a possible Buffalo oversight committee. Presented conclusions, recommendations, and final report to City of Buffalo Charter Revision Committee.
  • Niagara County District Attorney’s Office, Lockport, NY
    Intern (June 1996 – September 1996): Collected data on criminal and economic impacts of casino gambling on communities for assessment of the impact Casino Niagara would have on crime in Niagara County. Conducted a case-tracking project to determine the disposition of felony cases and compiled information for an office policy manual. Reported directly to the District Attorney.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Fluent in Spanish