Tonastacia (Staci) Dennis-Taylor L’14

Black female seated in front of a bookcase of book.Bureau Chief, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office

Staci Dennis-Taylor, Esq. is an experienced litigator and mediator. Driven by a dedication to equal justice under the law, Staci takes pride in supporting racial justice and diversity initiatives in her community.

Dennis-Taylor joined the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney in 2016. As an ADA in the Special Victims Bureau, she prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

In summer 2021, Dennis-Taylor was named a Bureau Chief in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.

Dennis-Taylor is a lifetime resident of Syracuse and attended local schools, graduating from Corcoran High School in 2003. After high school, Dennis-Taylor attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Le Moyne College, graduating magna cum laude in May of 2010 with a B.A. in English.

While completing her undergraduate studies, Dennis-Taylor worked as a legal secretary and was inspired to pursue a career in law. Upon graduating from the College of Law in 2014, Dennis-Taylor worked as a Family Court Mediator with New Justice Conflict Resolution Services, Inc., where she mediated custody and visitation disputes.

 In 2019, Dennis-Taylor was recognized as one of CNY’s “40 Under 40” for her commitment to advocating for vulnerable and underserved members of our community. She serves on a number of boards, including the SU College of Law Student Alumni Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association.

Dennis-Taylor is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and active in a number of community-focused organizations.

Dennis-Taylor lives in Syracuse, on the Southside, with her husband and their children.