As a criminal prosecutor and First Assistant District Attorney, Mike Noone has successfully handled cases – both in and out of the courtroom – involving murder, rape and sexual assault, child and elder abuse, drug distribution, theft and robbery, DUI, and more. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Mike’s knowledge of criminal law is unmatched among the candidates and will allow him to address the legal complexities and critical issues that regularly come before the District Attorney’s Office.
Highlights of Mike Noone’s more than decade of service to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office include:
•Leading the successful prosecution of the Scotty McMillan child abuse and murder case securing justice in one of the worst cases in Chester County history.
•Helping found, and serving as Co-Chair of, Chester County’s Overdose Prevention Task Force that has helped reduce overdose deaths in our community.
•Working for safer schools across Chester County as a member of the Safe Schools Summit planning committee.
•Preventing elder abuse in Chester County by coordinating a multi-disciplinary approach as a member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Abuse Task Force.
•Implementing important reforms to help ensure fairness to everyone involved in Chester County’s justice system.
Just as important as his legal experience is Mike Noone’s experience actually overseeing the administration of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office as First Assistant District Attorney for the past nearly eight years. Mike’s oversight of the $8 million budget, more than 7,000 cases annually, and 100 attorneys, detectives, and staff is what has allowed Chester County to maintain the lowest crime rate of the Philadelphia suburbs. Mike is the only candidate capable of stepping in on day one to ensure the continued, smooth operation of our prosecutor’s office.
During his time as First Assistant District Attorney, Mike Noone also helped implement important reforms that ensure fairness and justice in Chester County, including expanding diversionary programs for non-violent, non-repeat drug offenders, implementing best practices for eye-witness investigations, supporting the use of body cameras for police, and more. Mike’s commitment to reforms that make our system of justice stronger while still ensuring the safety of our citizens is the forward-thinking approach needed moving into the future.
Mike Noone is a graduate of Wilkes University, where he was valedictorian, and Villanova University School of Law where he was the Chairperson of the Moot Court Board. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey.