Rebecca Town

Rebecca Town

Buffalo City Court Judge, NY

As a staff public defender in Buffalo NY, Rebecca works at the intersection of indigent defense and criminal justice reform. With a decade of experience as a trial attorney, Rebecca has litigated more than 10,000 criminal cases, from arraignment to disposition.

Outside of the courtroom, Rebecca is a thought leader on criminal justice such as bail, pre-trial discovery and implicit racial bias. She has partnered with the New York State Bar Association and the Vera Institute of Justice to host bail trainings for criminal defense attorneys and judges in WNY. Recognizing that many of her clients face systemic barriers that keep them trapped in a revolving door cycle of the criminal justice system she spends her free time giving back to the community and attempting to address root causes.