Marco Caviglia is a Felony Bureau Chief with the Ulster County District Attorney. Mr. Caviglia has been a trial attorney for 40 years. He graduated from Colgate University and from Albany Law School at Union University. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the Bar for the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. In Dutchess County, he has served as Chief Assistant Public Defender, Assistant District Attorney, and County Legislator, as well as Deputy Town Attorney for Poughkeepsie and Special Counsel to the Town of Wappinger Falls, and a Board of Elections Commissioner. Mr. Caviglia is a Diplomate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in the teaching of trial advocacy skills to attorneys. He was one of the few attorneys in New York State that is 35-b Board Certified to try capital cases and was lead counsel in four death penalty cases. Mr. Caviglia served as Arbitrator on the Second Department Appellate Division. He was also a member of the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Board of Directors and an elected Fire Commissioner.
He has been a lecturer to the bar for Continuing Legal Education accredited courses for the NYS Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association in more both Personal Injury and Criminal Law. During his campaigns for County Judge in 2010 and Family Court Judge in 2012, he was rated as "Highly Qualified" by the Dutchess County Bar Association and "Highly Qualified" by the Governor's Bipartisan Screening Commission for the post sought. He was also personally endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2011. Mr. Caviglia is or has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Defender's Association, NYS Women's Bar Association,and the Dutchess County Women's Bar Association.