Brooke Salvatore Associate




Brooke Salvatore defends municipalities, public officials, and police and fire departments. In this capacity, she handles all pre-litigation, litigation and settlement work. Drawing on her public service background, Brooke brings practical and relevant experience to Wilson Elser’s Municipal/Local Government Practice. 

For six years prior to joining the firm, Brooke was a senior assistant district attorney at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office where she investigated and prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases from intake through sentencing, including multiple high-profile cases. She served in the office’s District Court Trial Bureau, Warrant Unit, Felony Screening Bureau, Animal Crimes Unit and Vehicular Crimes Bureau. In these roles, Brooke gained extensive litigation experience and regularly responded to crime scenes where she assisted law enforcement in their investigation of crimes, including serious physical injury and death cases related to drunk, drug impaired and reckless driving. 

During law school, Brooke interned in organizations such as the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice. She was accepted into the Family Law Practice Clinic and was awarded the Hamill Family Summer Fellowship in Children’s Rights for her advocacy for child welfare. In addition, Brooke was selected to join CUNY Law’s Advanced Trial Practice where she subsequently participated in the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Trial Competition.