Mayor Sheehan appointed Kevin M. Cannizzaro to the City of Albany Community Police Review Board (“CPRB”) in May of 2021.
Kevin is a life-long City of Albany resident and passionate advocate for the community. He obtained his undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo in May of 2011 and his Juris Doctor degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School in May of 2015. Kevin works as an attorney in the area whose practice focuses on civil rights litigation, personal injury matters, and various municipal governance matters. His practice focuses heavily on police-citizen interactions and constitutional issues that are associated with those interactions. Kevin currently serves in the Office of the Albany County Attorney, and previously held the position of Majority Counsel for the Albany County Legislature from 2018-2020. He is an admitted attorney in the New York State Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York, and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kevin was previously appointed to and served as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights from 2018-2019. In addition, he actively serves as pro bono counsel on the Pro Bono Attorney Panel for the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York.