Meet Judge David M. Ascher

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Experienced professional, elected Town Justice seeking Re-Election and to continue to serve the Town of Clarkstown and the Court System


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

TOWN JUSTICE – TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN, NY (January 2015 –Present)
  • Oversee case load of approximately 300 cases monthly
  • Conducts Hearings and Trials for Criminal, Civil, Landlord/Tenant and Vehicle & Traffic Matters
  • Manage financial aspects of Court, collect fine monies, authorizes deposits, approval of monthly financial statements


DAVID M. ASCHER – ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

Founder/Principal, January 2005 – Present

  • Created and manages legal office, including client management, finances and organizational growth
  • Conducts litigation including, depositions, trials and appellate arguments in State and Federal Courts
  • Assisted in the Creation and Filing of Condominium Plans
  • Manages client interests and communication for diverse clientele including Commercial, Land-Use, Corporate, Development and Criminal Clients
  • Represents lenders and provides financial counsel to private and commercial lenders
  • Drafts, negotiates and closes hundreds of real estate transactions from contract through closing
  • Conducts legal research, including identification of legal issues, research of statutes, and case law
  • Conducts persuasive presentations before Town/Village Planning and Zoning Boards
  • Represents Condominium Boards and Management Companies

VILLAGE PROSECUTOR – South Nyack, Chestnut Ridge, Spring Valley & Airmont N.Y. (2009-2014)
  • Prosecuted NYS Trooper issued Vehicle and Traffic Violations
  • Prosecuted and resolved Village Code Enforcement Matters
  • Negotiated and interacted with both individuals and attorneys for resolutions
  • Managed a monthly and bi-monthly Court calendar of nearly 40 cases per scheduled appearance


DORFMAN, LYNCH, KNOEBEL & CONWAY, LLP. Nyack, N.Y.

Litigation Associate, December 2003 – December 2004

  • Handled all aspects of law, including Complaints, Notice of Claims, Article 78 Petitions, Discovery, Motions and Appeals
  • Represented interests of Builder/Developer clients in all aspects of development of property from contract through Municipal Approval to Residential and/or Commercial Closing
  • Conducted Depositions and Jury Trials focused on Civil Rights, Land Use, Zoning, Real Estate and Property Law
  • Conducted presentations before Planning, Town/Village and Zoning Boards throughout Region


OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ROCKLAND COUNTY, New City, N.Y.

Assistant District Attorney, August 2002 – December, 2003

  • Prosecuted all aspects of crimes in Rockland County, New York
  • Drafted criminal complaints, search warrants, wire-tap applications, and legal motions
  • Earned the earliest jury trial conviction for a new assistant in the 2001/2002 class
  • Managed case-load of 400 active cases throughout the county
  • Conducted numerous bench trials, jury trials and Grand Jury presentations
  • Oversaw and Managed Interns and Hiring Process


NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL – ORGANIZED CRIME TASK FORCE, White Plains, N.Y.

Legal Intern, June, 2000 – December, 2000

  • Prepared petitions and orders on Civil Forfeiture cases to New York State Supreme Courts
  • Drafted and edited attorney and law enforcement affidavits
  • Conducted legal research regarding criminal issues including Wiretap and Pen Register Law
  • Analyzed wiretapped phone conversations
  • Assisted New York State Police in undercover criminal investigations


EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

PACE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, White Plains, N.Y.

Juris Doctorate: May, 2002

  • Pace Law National Moot Court Team Member
  • Dean’s List
  • Criminal Justice Society (Founding Member and Officer)


UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, Kingston, R.I.

Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science: December, 1998

  • Minor(s) Spanish Language Studies and Human Development & Family Studies
  • Dean’s List


COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Rockland County Magistrates Association
  • NYS Magistrates Association
  • Clarkstown Soccer Club Coach
  • Clarkstown Girls Softball League Coach
  • Make-a-Wish, Hudson Valley
  • Rockland County Bar Association – Co-Chair Real Estate Committee; Mock Trial Committee
  • Host of RCBA Mock Trial Competition
  • Leadership Rockland Speaker on NYS Court System
  • Teen Leadership Rockland Mock Trial Host
  • New City Rotary Member