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John Buonora

Adjunct Professor of Law




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John Buonora just retired as Chief Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County. He entered St. John’s University School of Law in 1962 on a Sir Thomas More Scholarship, graduating in 1965. After a brief period in private practice, he joined the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried his first homicide case at the age of twenty-six. He joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in 1969, and over the next 12 years served as the Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the District Court Bureau. He left the Office in 1980 to form the law practice of Gallo & Buonora, but in January 2002 accepted an appointment to return as Chief Assistant to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota. He is the past president of the Suffolk County Bar Association as well as the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association. His honors include the Suffolk County Bar Association Director’s Award in recognition of his work as Chairman of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Task Force, and a Special Presidential Award for his work as Co-Chairman of the District Court Pro Se Task Force. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy.



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 Advanced Criminal Prosecution Externship

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