The Lawyer: Danielle Labadorf
If you're having Law & Order flashbacks to Abbie Carmichael, you're not too far off base. But, Dani Labadorf's work load is a whole lot heavier. As an ADA at the New York County District Attorney's office, she's currently juggling a load of nearly 200 criminal misdemeanor cases. That's a good thing: We think that if you're not guilty, you'll want her on your side. This Benjamin N. Cardoza law school grad is in the legal game for all the right reasons — while at Cardoza, Labadorf was a member of the Innocence Project, an organization that works toward exonerating the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing. "I want to use my powers of persuasion to fight for people who don't necessarily have the means to fight for themselves," she told us. "Probably the most gratifying part of my job is helping people who have been victimized by crime find closure." A shining example of a public servant who cares, Labadorf is only beginning her quest for fair justice: "I'm really happy where I am now," but she admits that she's not ruling out "maybe trying homicides." And yes, she looks great in a power suit.
Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop, makeup by Erin Green and Tiffany Patton.