Michael Rakaczewski is the First Assistant District Attorney serving under District Attorney Mike Mancuso. Mike graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  While attending law school, he worked with the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic providing assistance in drafting the Address Confidentiality Program for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. First Assistant District Attorney Rakaczewski has been employed with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney since 2004.  He has extensive trial experience, having conducted over 80 criminal jury trials to verdict, in addition to numerous bench trials. In addition to his responsibilities as the First Assistant, Mike is also responsible for prosecuting sexual assaults, major domestic violence cases, child abuse cases, and sexual exploitation of children cases, as well as serving as legal advisor to the Monroe County Drug Task Force.