Madelyn Cittadino

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

About Madelyn


Maddy was born and raised in the Syracuse area. After graduating from Liverpool High School, Maddy attended Le Moyne College where she majored in political science and minored in legal studies, criminology, and philosophy. Maddy was also a part of Le Moyne College’s Integral Honors Program, where she was able to thoroughly research, write, and defend her honors thesis titled “The Land of the Incarcerated and the Home of Racial Inequality: Mass Incarceration in the United States.” Maddy graduated from Le Moyne summa cum laude with the highest distinction from her participation in the Honors Program. While studying at Le Moyne, Maddy was introduced to the legal field with an internship with DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm and a study abroad program to the international courts in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Maddy’s passion for criminal justice reform and serving those in need lead her to law school, which she attended at Syracuse University College of Law. While at the College of Law, Maddy achieved great academic success and was elected to the executive board of Syracuse Law Review, where she served as the Senior Notes Editor. As a member of Law Review, Maddy was given the opportunity to expand on her prior research of mass incarceration, race, and poverty with her Note, “Cracks in Equal Protection Analysis: A Critique of Courts’ Treatment of Equal Protection Claims Stemming from the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.” Maddy also served as a research assistant to multiple professors in the legal fields of criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, international law, and administrative/labor law.

Traffic Offenses
Criminal Defense
License Matters
2nd Amendment
Trial Litigation

Le Moyne College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 2020 (Summa Cum Laude)
Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2023

Le Moyne College Presidential Scholarship
Le Moyne College’s Dean’s List, 2016-2017
Le Moyne College’s Dean’s List, 2017-2018
Le Moyne College’s Dean’s List, 2018-2019
Le Moyne College’s Dean’s List, 2019-2020
Syracuse University College of Law Merit Scholarship
Justinian Honor Society, Syracuse University College of Law
CALI Award, Contract Law, Fall 2020
CALI Award, Legal Communications and Research I, Fall 2020
CALI Award, Administrative Law, Fall 2021
Syracuse Law Review, Senior Notes Editor
Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Admissions, Law Ambassador
Favorite Movie:  Shrek
Favorite Vacation So Far:  The Netherlands
Proudest Moment:  Becoming an Attorney!

Why do i do what i do?

I decided to become an attorney during my sophomore year at Le Moyne College after watching a documentary called 13th. Learning about the fundamental issues with our criminal justice system unleashed a passion I never knew I had. From that moment forward, I knew I would dedicate my career to advocacy, justice, and helping people navigate some of the lowest points in their lives.


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It’s hard to see the “light” after you’re in such an awful position. It’s important to choose a team who will literally be by your side through it all. Working with this firm was the best decision I could have made.
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