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Hon. Timothy S. Driscoll

New York State Supreme Court

Mineola, NY, USA

Timothy S. Driscoll is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Elected to a fourteen-year term in November 2007, Judge Driscoll serves in the Nassau County Commercial Division. He is also the co-chairman of the Chief Administrative Judge’s working group on electronic discovery. In addition to his judicial responsibilities, Judge Driscoll is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and Nassau Community College, and a teaching team member at the Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Prior to beginning his term on January 1, 2008, Judge Driscoll held a number of posts in the public and private sector. He served as Deputy Nassau County Executive for Law Enforcement and Public Safety from July 2004 to December 2007. In that position, Judge Driscoll oversaw all of the public safety and law enforcement agencies in the County, including the Police, Fire Marshal, Probation, Sheriff, Office of Consumer Affairs, Traffic and Parking Violations Agency, Medical Examiner, and Office of Emergency Management.

Judge Driscoll was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from November 2000 to July 2004. His case load included violent crime matters including racketeering, murder, gun possession and trafficking, and narcotics distribution, as well as white collar matters including mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud. His work as a federal prosecutor was recognized by the FBI, Nassau County Police Department, Old Brookville Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

As an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County from September 1996 through November 2000, Judge Driscoll’s docket included cases involving burglary, robbery, narcotics and driving while intoxicated, as well as investigations into official corruption.

Prior to beginning his service as a prosecutor, Judge Driscoll was associated with Williams & Connolly in Washington D.C. from November 1992 through July 1996. Before joining the law firm, Judge Driscoll served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Judge Driscoll is a graduate of Harvard Law School (cum laude 1991), Hofstra University (summa cum laude 1988) and Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2005. He is the Secretary of the Irish Americans in Government, and the President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County.

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