Michelle Kaminsky is Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office. In that position, she oversees the prosecution of ten thousand cases a year and a staff of one hundred, including the Victim Services Unit. Ms. Kaminsky is also responsible for the Office’s domestic violence policy initiatives, which entail extensive coordination with local, state and federal agencies. Ms. Kaminsky started in the District Attorney’s Office in 1992, right after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. In 1997, she joined the Domestic Violence Bureau as a felony trial attorney. In that capacity, she has investigated, prosecuted and tried numerous intimate partner assaults and complex homicides, and has successfully defeated claims of self-defense, extreme emotional disturbance, alcohol induced dementia and not guilty by reason of insanity.