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Adam Schiff

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Adam Schiff
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Name Adam Schiff
Title District Attorney
Defense attorney (former)
Affiliation Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Occupation Attorney
Family Unnamed wife
Josh Schiff (son)
Status Alive (coordinating Commemorations of The Holocaust Project)
Actor Steven Hill
First Appearance "Prescription for Death"
Last Appearance "Vaya Con Dios"

Adam Schiff was the District Attorney for Manhattan from 1990 to 2000. He left his job to work on commemorations for The Holocaust Project in Vienna. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani appointed Nora Lewin as an interim replacement.

Schiff's wife dies of complications from a stroke, after he elects to remove her from a ventilator while she is in a vegetative state. Their son, Josh, is mentioned in several episodes, as are Josh's own wife and son, but he never appears onscreen.

Schiff is a graduate of Columbia University, where he served on the Law Review.

During the 19th season, Schiff is mentioned to be in Zimbabwe with former President Jimmy Carter.


Icon L&O Law & Order - Main Characters

Senior Detectives: Max GreeveyPhil CerretaLennie BriscoeJoe FontanaEd GreenCyrus Lupo

Junior Detectives: Mike LoganRey CurtisEd GreenNick FalcoNina CassadyCyrus LupoKevin Bernard

Commanding Officers: Captain Donald Cragen • Lieutenant Anita Van Buren


Executive Assistant District Attorneys: Benjamin StoneJack McCoyMichael Cutter

Assistant District Attorneys: Paul RobinetteClaire KincaidJamie RossAbbie CarmichaelSerena SoutherlynAlexandra BorgiaConnie Rubirosa

District Attorneys: Adam SchiffNora LewinArthur BranchJack McCoy


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