A proud North Country native, Nicole Duvé is a skilled trial attorney with three decades of unmatched experience working in and for the County Court. Graduating from SUNY Potsdam and Albany Law School, Nicole began her legal career in 1990 and set upon a path in criminal justice that has provided her with the many and varied skills, tools and knowledge vital to being the next St. Lawrence County Court Judge.
Years serving as a criminal defense attorney, Assistant District Attorney, twice-elected District Attorney, cross designated Special United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and as a Special Prosecutor, have given Nicole the opportunity to prosecute and defend countless criminal matters and do dozens of felony criminal jury trials in County Court.
In addition to her litigation skills, Nicole served six years as Potsdam Town Judge and was selected to serve as Court Attorney and Law Clerk to County Court Judges Robert G. Main , Jr. and Jerome J. Richards, giving Nicole well over a decade of invaluable hands on experience doing and managing the day to day work of the County Court.
Nicole has taught classes in the law at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam, the David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy, and continuing judicial education classes to town and village judges across the North Country. She has given back to her community by serving on multiple boards and councils, doing volunteer income tax preparation, and helping run youth basketball tournaments.
Nicole has been honored to receive the endorsements of many in the criminal justice system, including retired St. Lawrence County Judges Eugene L. Nicandri and Kathleen Martin Rogers, former Probation Director Francine Peretta, former Family Court Chief Clerk William R. Murphy, and retired New York State Police BCI Investigator John Donahue, formerly head of the Major Crimes Unit, and Trooper Kevin Beattie, a former drug interdiction K9 officer, among others.
“I believe there is no better use of our time and talents than to put them to work for the betterment of our community. I humbly and respectfully ask for your support and vote on November 3, 2020, to help me put my three decades of criminal justice experience to work for the people of St. Lawrence County as the next St. Lawrence County Court Judge.” – Nicole M. Duvé