Michelle Kaminsky

Chief of the Gender Based Violence Division

Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office

Michelle Kaminsky is Chief of the Gender Based Violence Division at the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office. Michelle started in the District Attorney’s Office in 1992, right after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. In 1997, she joined the Domestic Violence Bureau as a felony trial attorney. In that capacity, she investigated, prosecuted and tried numerous intimate partner assaults and complex homicides. From 2014-2022, Michelle was the Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau.

As Division Chief, Michelle oversees the Domestic Violence and Special Victims Bureau as well as the Human Trafficking, Crimes Against Children, Elder Abuse and Victims Services Units. She advises prosecutors on their investigations and trials; coordinates all gender-based violence policy initiatives on the local, state and federal level; and works closely with victim advocacy and women’s rights organizations. Michelle oversaw the development and implementation of Brooklyn’s first multi-disciplinary high-risk team through an Office of Violence Against Women, Department of Justice grant. Michelle has lectured throughout the country on best practices around domestic violence investigations and prosecutions. Michelle has also written a book on her experiences prosecuting domestic violence cases and her recommendations for reform.