Chief Assistant District Attorney Cheryl K. Fowler

Cheryl Fowler Deputy Chief ADA

Cheryl Fowler is in her 20th year with the Office of the Albany County District Attorney.  In addition to prosecuting Arson and DWI cases, Fowler has participated in virtually every kind of criminal prosecution in the office including Police Court, Town Courts, burglaries and homicides.

Ms. Fowler received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1992 and graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1989 from SUNY Albany. Prior to joining the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, she served as a Law Clerk for Chief Assistant District Attorney Daniel S. Dwyer from January 1991 to January 1993. She also served as a Legislative Intern for Congressman George Wortley during the summer of 1988.

Ms. Fowler was honored with the Daniel S. Dwyer Memorial Award issued by Albany County Stop DWI in 1997.  In 1999 she was named Arson Prosecutor of the Year by the NYS Fire Investigation Association. Ms. Fowler was recognized in 2006 by the FBI for her work with the Capital District Drug Task Force. She has completed the course work and required investigative time to become certified as a Level I fire investigator. 

Ms. Fowler has prosecuted many cases including:

Mark Casolo- Former Investment Broker Mark Casolo was sentenced to serve 5 to 15 years in state prison for defrauding clients. Casolo took the money and used it for various personal expenses.

James B. Hennesey- Mr. Hennesey was sentenced to 8 years in prison for arranging the kidnapping of a business associate for ransom.

Khadijah Hopkins- Mrs. Hopkins was sentenced to serve 8 years in prison for entering the house of an acquaintance, stealing items, and setting a fire that killed a dog who was locked in a cage.

Click here to see some of the Arson cases that Ms. Fowler has prosecuted...