Ann Ehrenpreis Scherzer is a judge for the New York City Criminal Court, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012. She sat in Bronx Criminal Court for one year, and has been sitting in Manhattan Criminal Court since 2013. Scherzer began her career in 1987 as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. During her 10 years at that office, she served in both the trial and appeals bureaus and was a criminal court supervisor. Additionally, in conjunction with her duties as an assistant district attorney, Scherzer was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law from 1994 to 1996, supervising students in the prosecution clinic.
From 1998 through 2008, Scherzer was an assistant corporation counsel at the New York City Law Department, first in the family court division and then in the appeals division. From 2008 until she was appointed to the bench, she was a principal attorney at the Appellate Division First Department, departmental disciplinary committee, where she investigated and prosecuted attorney misconduct.
Judge Scherzer holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.