TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn DA

Photo Credit:  Craig Blankenhorn/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    May 28, 2013
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Patti Aronofsky 
  • Subject Matter: Legal
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

BROOKLYN DA is a six-part documentary series that follows men and women in the Kings County District Attorney's Office, as they balance their personal and professional lives. This series features everyone from a career prosecutor who has a passion for food to a young prosecutor learning her way around a case, as the DA's teams investigate and prosecute cases. In the series premiere, BROOKLYN DA chronicles a high-tech undercover sting involving a famous art collection, a heart-wrenching case against an alleged pimp busted for human trafficking, and an investigation seeking justice for the four young daughters of a NYC police officer killed in the line of duty. Four days before the series premiere, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten ruled that CBS could air the series after former Manhattan DA Abe George filed a lawsuit, claiming the series gave free ad time to his political opponent, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. In BROOKLYN DA, CBS News highlighted the following members of prosecution teams at the Kings County's Office of the District Attorney: Joe Alexis (Rackets Division, Bureau Chief), who as worked more than 20 years in the Kings County DA's Office; Eileen Ayvazian (Rackets Division, Unit Chief), who is a 29-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office and set to retire Fall 2013; ADA Kathleen Collins (Human Trafficking Bureau), who began her career in the Crimes Against Children Bureau but has always had an interest in anti-trafficking issues; Executive ADA Teresa Fabi (Crime Prevention Division, Head), who works alongside Mary Hughes; Richard Farrell (Real Estate Fraud, Unit Chief), who thrives on the investigative part, because he loves puzzles; ADA Cooper Gorrie (Money Laundering); Executive ADA Josh Hanshaft (Rackets Division), who has worked with Patricia McNeill for nearly 10 year, referring to their relationship as "work husband and wife"; Mary Hughes (Crime Prevention Division, Head), who has created and implemented crime prevention programs, such as Drew House and Back on Track; ADA Howard Jackson (Homicide Bureau), whose wife, Nicole Chavis-Jackson, is also an ADA with the District Attorney's Office; Rhonnie Jaus (Sex Crimes and Crimes Against Children Division), who tries to educate people about what prostitution is so that they redirect their lives into more productive ways; Taylor Koss (Conviction Integrity Unit, 1st Deputy Bureau Chief), who believes it is important to make sure that there are no innocents in jail; Executive ADA Patricia McNeill (Rackets Division), who comes from a family that's involved in law enforcement and interned at the DA's Office while in law school; Executive ADA Laura Neubauer (Human Trafficking Bureau, Rackets Division), who was first introduced to the topic of sex trafficking over 10 years ago while working overseas with the U.S. Department of Justice in Bosnia and Macedonia; Deputy DA John O'Mara (Conviction Integrity Unit, Chief), who has worked for the DA's Office since graduating from Georgetown in 1978; ADA Lawrence Oh (Rackets Division, Bureau Chief), who began his career in the Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau nearly 19 years ago but now enjoys the variety of cases he now handles in the Rackets Division; Deputy DA Ken Taub (Homicide, Bureau Chief), who has worked in the Kings County DA's office for 33 years, partly because he's been moved by the losses of the families he helps; Public relations director Jerry Schmetterer, who has been with the DA's Office for 12 years; Chief Investigator Joseph Ponzi, who is responsible for the management and supervision of the detective investigative staff who work directly for the DA; Supervising Investigator Michael Seminara, a retired NYPD detective, who has worked at the DA's Office for more than 12 years; Supervising Detective Shaun Winter, who has worked for the DA's Office for 18 years and supervises the technical surveillance unit; and Detective Investigator Patrick Lanigan, who is a 20-year veteran of the NYPD and has investigated cold cases for many years.


  • - Brooklyn, New York USA