Nassau County District Court judge, 4th DistrictPosted: Updated:
Dana L. Grossblatt
Background: Grossblatt, 52, of Syosset, is running on the Democratic, Working Family and Women's Equality party lines in the general election. She is a solo practitioner in the law office of Dana Grossblatt, specializing in criminal litigation since 2002. Grossblatt was an associate at James P. Nunemaker Jr. and Associates from 1997 to 2002. She served as a senior trial assistant district attorney for the Kings County district attorney's office from 1995 to 1997 and was an assistant district attorney for Kings County district attorney's office from 1992 to 1995. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987 and received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1991. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and was on its Judiciary Committee from 2015 to 2017. She is a member of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association. She is a member of Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association and served as president from 2014 to 2015 and served as a board member from 2003 to 2015. She is a founding member of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Foundation, a charitable organization, and served as its president from 2013 to 2014.
Douglas J. Lerose
Background: Lerose, 63, of Syosset, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines in the general election. He is presiding judge of a Driving While Intoxicated part. He was elected as a judge in the Nassau County District Court, 4th District in November 2012. He was appointed to the same position by Former County Executive Edward Mangano and confirmed by the Nassau County Legislature in March 2012. He served as co-deputy bureau chief of the General Litigation Bureau of the Nassau County attorney's office from 2010 to 2012. From 1984 to 2010, he was in private practice. During 14 years of this period, he also was general counsel to State Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset). He received his undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in 1977 and his law degree from New York Law School in 1983. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1984 and he is a former member of the Nassau and Suffolk County bar associations. He was a mentor to the Massapequa High School mock trial team from 2017 to 2018. In 1993 he was awarded New York State Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer.
Colin F. O'Donnell
Background: O'Donnell, 56, of Bayville, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Green, Independence and Reform party lines in the general election. He has served as judge in the Nassau County District Court, 4th District since 2012. From 2006 to 2012, he was special counsel to the Oyster Bay Town supervisor, and the supervisor's liaison to the Department of Public Safety. From 1995 to 2006, he was an assistant district attorney in the Nassau County district attorney's Special Investigation Bureau, where he investigated and prosecuted environmental and conservation law crimes, and prosecuted bribery, corruption and official misconduct cases. From 1999 to 2004, he worked as special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, prosecuting the Nassau County benefits plan insurance fraud case. From 1990 to 1995 he was partner in a general practice law firm Kelly, Muraca & O'Donnell in Nassau County. He earned an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in 1984 and a law degree from Seton Hall University Law School in 1987. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar and the Former Assistant District Attorneys Association of Nassau County. He was awarded the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service in 2004.
Joanne Curran Perrucci
Background: Curran Perrucci, 40, of Hicksville, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families and Women's Equality party lines in the general election. She has been an assistant county attorney since July 2017, serving the Nassau County Family Court Bureau, specializing Family Court, Department of Social Services, Department of Probation and juvenile delinquent cases. Curran Perrucci served as the Family Court bureau chief from 2016 to 2017, deputy bureau chief from 2014 to 2016 and senior deputy county attorney from 2003 to 2006. She graduated from Adelphi University in 2000 and received her law degree from the City University of New York School of Law in 2003. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2004. Curran Perrucci is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women's Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and volunteers as a catechist at the Holy Family School in Hicksville.