Duquesne University School of Law

Jennifer DiGiovanni, J.D.

Adjunct Professor, Clinical Legal Education

E-Mail Address: digiovannij@duq.edu

Jennifer DiGiovanni is a Deputy District Attorney at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. She received her B.A. from Hofstra University in 1992 and her J.D., Cum Laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 1996. Immediately following her graduation from law school, Ms. DiGiovanni spent two years as a law clerk on the Pennsylvania Superior Court where she assisted in drafting appellate court decisions in both criminal and civil matters. Thereafter, Ms. DiGiovanni joined the Office of the Allegheny County District Attorney. Ms. DiGiovanni currently serves as a Deputy District Attorney and supervises the General Trial and Phoenix Court Units. In that capacity, Ms. DiGiovanni serves as a supervisor and trainer for many of the newer Assistant District Attorneys in the Office. In addition to her supervisory duties, Ms. DiGiovanni also continues to try criminal cases and she focuses her work on trying fatal and non-fatal child abuse cases. Immediately prior to becoming a Deputy, Ms. DiGiovanni spent eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Child Abuse Unit where she prosecuted hundreds of cases involving the physical and sexual abuse of children. Ms. DiGiovanni also serves as a member of the Allegheny County Child Fatality/Near Fatality Review Team. The review team is required by the state Child Protective Services Law, and it focuses on service delivery in cases of children who have suffered a fatal or near-fatal injury. The review team looks at systems responses to child deaths/near-deaths and systems responses related to the prevention of future deaths/near-deaths. Finally, Ms. DiGiovanni also serves as a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute Education and Training Committee. The Education and Training Committee provides educational materials and training seminars for District Attorneys throughout the Commonwealth. 

  • Criminal Prosecution Program

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