The Village Attorney serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board of Trustees, to the boards and councils of the Village, and to the Village Manager and other Village officers and employees. In addition, the Village Attorney acts as counsel to the Town of Scarsdale on matters such as taxes, finances, elections, and government procedures. The Village Attorney also serves as the Village Prosecutor. In this role, the Village Attorney prosecutes violations of the Scarsdale Village Code and the State Vehicle and Traffic law.
Effective January 2020, the Village Board appointed the law firm of McCarthy Fingar LLP to serve as Village Attorney for the Village with Daniel Pozin, Esq. the firm’s primary legal contact with the Village. The Village Attorney is assisted by Deputy Village Attorney Samantha Garrison, Esq., who assists in all functions of the Law Department and acts as a trial attorney for traffic prosecutions.