George Longworth '93 Lawyer and Former Police Officer

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George N. Longworth, co-founder of Grant & Longworth, LLP, has practiced law in Westchester County since 2002 with a concentration in personal injury and criminal law.

 

Longworth began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the Dobbs Ferry Police Department. Ten years later, he was appointed to the department’s top post – the youngest person  ever to be named chief of a Westchester County police department.

 

The respect Longworth earned among his peers as chief of police was reflected in his election as president of the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association in 2000.  He was also appointed to the board of directors of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and continues to be active with numerous other professional organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the FBI National Academy Association.

 

Upon his retirement from the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, Longworth co-founded Grant & Longworth, where he represented a wide variety of clients including public safety personnel injured during the atrocities of September 11, 2001.

 

In January 2010, Longworth was appointed as commissioner of the Westchester County Police Department by County Executive Robert Astorino.

 

As commissioner, Longworth led the department into an era of providing expanded services to Westchester County municipalities with greater efficiency, including the provision of contracted municipal policing and unified in-service training countywide.

 

In January 2018, Longworth retired from public service and returned to Grant & Longworth.  He successfully represents a broad range of clients in all aspects of personal injury and criminal defense law. Additionally, his representation includes the development and implementation of litigation, discovery, settlement and trial strategies.

 

Longworth earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Mercy College, and a juris doctorate from Pace University.  He is admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut.  Longworth is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.  A strong advocate of education, he serves as an adjunct professor of criminal law and forensic science as his time allows.