Fordham Law


Alumna Madeline Singas '91 Appointed to Top Nassau County DA Post

June 28, 2011

Fordham Law alumna Madeline Singas '91 has been appointed Nassau County's Chief Assistant District Attorney. The appointment was made by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Singas is being elevated from her current post as Nassau’s chief sex crimes, child abuse and domestic violence prosecutor. 

“Madeline is an innovative, highly decorated career prosecutor who will work tirelessly to keep our office on the forefront of effective, smart law enforcement,” said Rice. “From murder to domestic violence to child abuse, Madeline brings with her a wealth of experience handling some of our county’s most serious cases. I am thrilled to welcome her to my executive team and I am confident that her service to Nassau residents will continue to be marked by excellence and professionalism.”

Singas has two decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes and instances of child abuse, domestic violence and homicide. She also has significant experience managing prosecutorial resources, personnel, and investigative decision-making. For the past five years, she has been the bureau chief of Rice’s Special Victims Bureau, where her dramatic transformation of the bureau has not only led to high-profile trial convictions of murderers and rapists, but also higher conviction rates and tougher jail sentences for sex predators and domestic and child abusers.

Prior to her service in Nassau County, Singas worked as an assistant district attorney in Queens County, where she swiftly rose through the ranks to eventually serve as a deputy bureau chief for District Attorney Richard Brown’s Domestic Violence Bureau. She began her career in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office after graduating from Fordham Law.

Singas has been the office’s lead prosecutor on two of the most high-profile cases of domestic violence in Nassau County history. Last year, the District Attorney appointed Singas chief prosecutor on a five-member panel she commissioned to review the 1988 sex abuse conviction of Jesse Friedman. The Friedman panel is expected to issue a report on the case later this year.

Singas’s first day in her new position will be September 6.