Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the appointment of James Darcy, Frank Doddato, Joseph Girardi and Donna Bifulco Swanson to fill District Court judicial vacancies created by the November election.
County Executive Mangano stated, “I am pleased to put before the Legislature James Darcy, Frank Doddato, Joseph Girardi and Donna Bifulco Swanson – all of whom will fill vacancies created by Novembers election. These individuals are ready to take office upon confirmation by the Legislature.”
A private practice attorney for 34 years, James Darcy has a long, distinguished career in law and public service. Since 2001, Darcey served as Councilman in the Town of Hempstead. Previously, he served as a member of the New York State Assembly and Mayor of the Village of Valley Stream. Darcy is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and admitted to practice in all courts in the State of New York.
Frank Doddato began his career in 1974 at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where he served 7 years as Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau. For the last 33 years, Doddato has worked in private practice. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Panel for the Eastern District of New York representing individuals charged with Federal crimes. Doddato is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and admitted to practice in New York, Arizona, Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court.
Joseph Girardi also has a long, distinguished career in law and public service. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Girardi was admitted to the bar in 1985. Since then, he has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens and as an Assistant Town Attorney in the Town of Oyster Bay. Most recently, Girardi practiced as a Criminal Defense Attorney.
For the past 20 years, Donna Bifulco Swanson has served as a Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Oyster Bay where she served as senior prosecutor for criminal proceedings. Previously, Swanson worked for Synergy Gas Corporation’s legal department and in private practice. A St. John’s University School of Law graduate, Swanson was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992.