Mr. Colavecchia was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He is a 2003 graduate of Gates-Chili High School where he excelled academically and athletically, playing varsity soccer for three seasons. When it came time to attend college, he chose the University of Rochester where he double majored in Political Science and History. He again thrived as a member of the soccer team for all four years and graduated cum laude.
During his time at the University of Rochester, Mr. Colavecchia developed a passion for the law as he began to take classes studying the United States Constitution and interned with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating from the University of Rochester, Mr. Colavecchia attended the University at Buffalo Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mr. Colavecchia worked for a small civil litigation firm which allowed him to quickly gain immense experience.
After graduating law school, Mr. Colavecchia was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County. He was first assigned to the local courts bureau where he prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and violation level offenses including Driving While Intoxicated, Petit Larceny, assault, drug offenses, forcible touching, and sexual misconduct.
Mr. Colavecchia was quickly promoted to the Special Victims Trial Division where he prosecuted felony level domestic violence, child abuse, and child pornography cases.
After spending over a year here, Mr. Colavecchia was promoted to the Major Felony Bureau where he spent the next four years of his career prosecuting over 300 violent felony offenses.
Finally, Mr. Colavecchia transitioned to the Economic Crime Bureau where he prosecuted felony level white-collar crime including forgery, embezzlement, Grand larceny, and counterfeit money cases.
During his time in the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Colavecchia was entrusted to prosecute over twenty individuals for homicide cases including charges of Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Second Degree, and manslaughter. He conducted eight homicide trials while at the District Attorney’s Office.