District Attorney:
Chad W. Brown

First Assistant District Attorney:
Amanda Nellis

Assistant District Attorney:
Katherine Ehrlich

Assistant District Attorney:
Kathleen Hofmann

Assistant District Attorney:
William Ratkus

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

County Office Building
 223 West Main Street 
Johnstown, NY 12095


(518) 762-2042

District Attorney FAQ

District Attorney Chad W. Brown (sworn in January 2017).

District Attorney Chad W. Brown (sworn in January 2017). As the Chief Law Enforcement office in Fulton County, the District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all crimes in Fulton County, which is made up of 10 town courts, 2 city courts and County Court.

Beside the District Attorney, there are 4 Assistant District Attorney's responsible for various courts throughout the County and support staff, and a Crime Analyst.

The District Attorney’s Office works with local, state, and federal police agencies to assist in the enforcement of laws and the prosecution of criminals.


If you have been charged with a traffic violation other than Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, you may be eligible for a reduction of your charge or you may be eligible for the Traffic Diversion Program.

To apply for a possible reduction to your traffic ticket, you can send a written request to:

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office
223 West Main Street Johnstown, NY 12095

Please fill out and follow the instructions on the traffic reduction request form.

When your letter is received by the District Attorney’s Office, complete with all of the requirements listed on the traffic reduction form, it will be reviewed and a written offer will be mailed to you. Due to the large number of requests received by the District Attorney’s Office, it may take up to two weeks to receive a response.  

Please call the local court where the ticket is pending to get your appearance date adjourned if you are hoping to do this through the mail.

If you choose to accept the offer from the District Attorney’s office SIGN THE FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE COURT. The address for the court is on the lower half of the traffic ticket. If you chose not to accept the offer, contact the court to schedule a trial.

If you have any questions regarding your ticket, you can email Trafficdiversion@fultoncountyny.gov

Traffic Diversion Program Information Traffic Diversion Program Application Traffic Ticket Reduction Form


1st Tuesday - 5:00 pm
575 County Highway 112, Gloversville, NY 12078


(518) 725-6897
(518) 773-8786 fax

ADA - William Ratkus


Town of Broadalbin

1st and 3rd Thursday
201 Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025
(518) 883-5131
(518) 883-5881 fax

12:00pm – Judge William Jennings
12:00pm – Judge Joseph W. Gilston

ADA - William Ratkus



2nd and 4th Monday - 5:00 pm
1840 State Highway 10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032

James Subik

(518) 835-4211
(518) 835-4221 fax

ADA - Kathleen Hofmann



1st and 3rd Thursday - 6:00 pm
3782 State Highway 10, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 762-6161
(518) 762-3358 fax

John Keppler
Jr. Dominic Arena

ADA-William Ratkus


Town of Johnstown

1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday - 2:00 pm

2753 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 762-6904
(518) 736-1592 fax

Cynthia Wyzikowski

Karen Palmateer

ADA - Katherine Ehrlich (felonies)
ADA - Kathleen Hofmann (misdemeanors & traffic)



2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays - 3:00 pm

75 N. Main Street , Mayfield, NY 12117

(518) 661-5254
(518) 661-7748 fax

Marjorie Jones
John Papa

ADA - Katherine Ehrlich



2nd and 4th Thursday - 3:00 pm

112 S. Second Street , Northville, NY 12134

Paulette Lewek
John Farquhar

(518) 863-6921
(518) 863-6921 fax

ADA - Amanda Nellis



2nd and 4th Wednesday - 5:00 pm
110 State Highway 331, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Peter Stone
Joanne Capek-Young

(518) 568-2837
(518) 568-3195 fax

ADA - William Ratkus



1st Monday – 4:30 pm
4th Monday – 4:30 pm (traffic)

1849 County Highway 107 , Amsterdam, NY 12010

Wayne McNeil

(518) 843-6977 ext.114
(518) 843-5317 fax

ADA - Chad Brown



1st and 3rd Tuesday - 7:00 pm

120 Piceso Road , Stratford, NY 13470

Nicholas Rissmeyer

(315) 6429-8326
(315) 429-8326

ADA - William Ratkus


City of Gloversville

Mon (criminal) – 9:00am

ADA - Amanda Nellis (felonies)

Wed (criminal) – 9:00am
ADA - Amanda Nellis (felonies)

3rd Thursday 9:00 am (Non-jury)
ADA - Katherine Ehrlich

1st and 3rd Wednesdays (Traffic) – 1:30 pm
ADA - William Berger

Traci DiMezza
Corey Dalmatta

3 Frontage Road , Gloversville, NY 12078

(518) 773-4527
(518) 773-4599 fax


City of Johnstown

Every Tuesday - 9:00 am
Last Wed. – 1:30 pm 

33-41 East Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095

Brett Preston
Michael Viscosi

(518) 762-0007
(518) 453-8651 fax

ADA - Kathleen Hofmann


ADA - Amanda Nellis
ADA - Katherine Ehrlich
ADA - Kathleen Hofmann
ADA - William Ratkus