About the Major Crimes Unit Bureau Chief

Shannon K. Corbitt has served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office since 2001, and was assigned the position of Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in January of 2015.  Her duties with the District Attorney’s Office have included Bureau Chief of Albany City Court for several years, local court assistant, and member of the Major Crimes Unit.  She has prosecuted a wide variety of cases including burglaries, robberies, assaults, and attempted murder.

As a Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, Ms. Corbitt supervises four assistants and support staff. The unit is responsible for the investigation of and prosecution of burglaries, robberies, assaults, larcenies, and other property related crimes.

Ms. Corbitt is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany in 1994, receiving a B.A. in Criminal Justice, and Albany Law School in 1997 receiving her J.D. Prior to coming to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Corbitt worked in private practice for a solo practitioner and was an Assistant Public Defender from 1997-2001. There, she practiced in local court and ultimately headed the Appeals Unit from 2000-2001.