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The Thomas E. Dewey Medal

The Thomas E. Dewey medal is presented annually to an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of the City’s District Attorney’s offices and in the Office of the City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor. The Dewey Medal is patterned after the existing Henry L. Stimson Medal, which is awarded annually to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the two federal districts in New York City. Among prosecutors in New York County, Thomas E. Dewey is remembered as having ushered in the era in which the District Attorney’s office has been staffed by professional prosecutors chosen on merit rather than through political patronage. Dewey first came to the public’s attention as a prosecutor in the 1930s, instituting successful criminal proceedings against gangsters, bootleggers and organized crime figures of the day. By 1937, Dewey was elected District Attorney of New York County, where he served one term before resigning to run for governor. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP.

2013
Nicole Keary -
Bronx County
Joan B. Gabbidon -
Kings County
Nitin Savur -
New York County
Jessica L. Melton -
Queens County
Mark A. Palladino -
Richmond County
Joseph J. Tesoriero - 
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

2012
Edward Talty - Bronx County
Lance Patrick Ogiste - Kings County
Judy Salwen - New York County
Donna Aldea - Queens County
Wanda DeOliveira - Richmond County
Jodie Kane - Special Narcotics Prosecutor

2011
Joseph N. Ferdenzi - Bronx County
Rhonnie Jaus - Kings County
Warren J. Murray, Jr. - New York County
Julie S. Trivedi - Queens County
Anne Grady - Richmond County
Meggan Dodd - Special Narcotics Prosecutor

2010
Peter D. Coddington
- Bronx County
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Mr. Coddington


Mary D. Hughes - Kings County
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Ms. Hughes

Connie L. Fernandez - New York County
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Ms. Fernandez

Kristen Kane - Queens County
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Ms. Kane

Karen Schoenberg - Richmond County
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Ms. Schoenberg

Steven M. Goldstein - Special Narcotics Prosecutor
- Read City Bar President Sam Seymour's introduction of Mr. Goldstein

2009
Jeffrey Glucksman - Bronx County
Wanda Lucibello - Kings County
Mark Dwyer - New York County
Marjory D. Fisher - Queens County
Quentin F. Smith - Richmond County
Rhonda Ferdinand - Special Narcotics Prosecutor

2008
Terry A. Gottlieb - Bronx County
Charles M. Guria - Kings County
Joel J. Seidemann - New York County
James Clark Quinn - Queens County
Paul A. Capofari - Richmond County
Lisa DePasquale - Special Narcotics Prosecutor

2007
David E. Greenfield
- Bronx County
Michael F. Vecchione - Kings County
Audrey S. Moore - New York County
Johnette Traill - Queens County
Mario F. Mattei - Richmond County

2006
Elisa F. Koenderman - Bronx County
Anne J. Swern - Kings County
Patrick J. Dugan - New York County
Anthony M. Communiello, Jr. - Queens County
Yolanda L. Rudich - Richmond County

2005
Michael H. Cooper - Bronx County
Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi - Kings County
Leroy Frazer, Jr. - New York County
Scott E. Kessler - Queens County
Timothy J. Koller - Richmond County

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