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Whatever your situation, background, immigration status or economic means; whether you are a third-generation Queens resident or someone who came here yesterday to provide your family a better life; whatever your gender identification or sexual orientation, Justice must always look the same.”

-Melinda Katz, Queens District Attorney

Brave JusticeBlazing the TrailA Bridge to Change

As Queens District Attorney, Melinda Katz brings a steady, community-centered approach to the office. A lifelong resident of the Borough, DA Katz has seen the many changes that have taken place as we’ve become a more cosmopolitan and diverse community, while still retaining the family-oriented values that have always defined us. Working with our communities to manage these new challenges, DA Katz knows that strong local engagement brings innovative ideas and creates a partnership that produces real results.

Brave Justice

Being brave means setting a bold course, not being afraid to take...Read more

Blazing the Trail

As a true trailblazer, DA Katz has discovered and implemented new ways...Read more

A Bridge to Change

Rising above the turbulent waters of our time, we are building bridges...Read more

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QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY FILES JOINT MOTION TO VACATE CONVICTION CITING IMPROPER DISCRIMINATION DURING JURY SELECTION

Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz and defense counsel at the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP today filed a…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES FOR DEADLY SHOOTING OF ELMONT MAN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Edson Giron-Figueroa, 19, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned…

CACHE OF GHOST GUNS SEIZED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION; QUEENS COUPLE CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION AND SALE OF FIREARMS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Lissette Espinal and Ricardi Kiem, both of Rosedale, Queens, have been charged…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ APPOINTS 48 NEW ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced the appointment of 48 new Assistant District Attorneys – which is the largest…

NEW JERSEY MOTHER AND SON ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND RELATED CHARGES FOR DEED FRAUD/SQUATTING SCHEME TO STEAL FAR ROCKAWAY HOME

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Tanya M. Howard, 47, and her son Trevon Howard, 26, have been…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY FILES JOINT MOTION TO VACATE CONVICTION IN 1995 ROBBERY

Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz filed today a joint motion with the defense to vacate defendant Chad Breland’s conviction…

QUEENS DRIVER SENTENCED TO PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGES IN CRASH THAT KILLED PASSENGER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Nicholas Thompson, 36, has been sentenced to up to 17 years in…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ HOSTS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION WITH SPECIAL ACCOLADES TO LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS [PHOTOS]

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, in partnership with her Latino Advisory Council, hosted an annual celebration in honor of Hispanic…