Joseph A. McCormack
B.A., State University of New York at Albany
Joseph A. McCormack is the Chief of Vehicular Crimes Bureau of the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee has designated him the New York State Traffic Resource Prosecutor and, thus he is responsible for statewide trainings of Prosecutors and Law Enforcement in addition to being a statewide legal and practical resource. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the St. John’s University School of Law Criminal Law Institute. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s Law school, since 1999; and he has been named the Adjunct and Clinical Professor of the Year numerous times. He is on the teaching faculty of the National District Attorney’s Association at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina and the New York State District Attorney’ s Association at the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute. Additionally he has lectured at the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace University School of Law. He is the Chair of the New York State District Attorneys Association Vehicular Crimes Legislation Subcommittee. McCormack's writing has been published in the St. John’s Law Review, The Empire State Prosecutor, The Impaired Driving Update and The National Traffic Law Center’s “Between the Lines”. He has written and edited practice guides for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was a 2009 recipient of the NHTSA National Public Service Award. He is a frequent lecturer nationally on vehicular homicide. In his spare time, he teaches the Orangetown Youth Court Program and helps high school students adjudicate their peers arrested for petty crimes.