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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. W. Patrick Falvey

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Yates County, Family and Surrogate's Courts
415 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-5128

Judicial Offices

Presiding Judge, Yates County Criminal, Juvenile and Family Drug Treatment Courts, 2002 to Present

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Yates County, 1998 to Present

Judge, County Court, Yates County (Multi - Bench, County/ Family/Surrogate), Appointed then, Elected, 1988; Re-elected, 1998 to 2008; Re-elected, 2009 to 2018

Other Professional Experience

Yates County, District Attorney, 1981 to 1988

Yates County, Assistant Public Defender, 1977 to 1980

Law Clerk to Hon. Lyman H. Smith, JSC, 1976 to 1977

Yates County, Department of Social Services Attorney, 1976 to 1977

General Practice, Focus areas: real estate, business, criminal, and civil litigation, 1976 to 1988

U.S. Army, First Lieutenant (w/ service in Vietnam), 1968 to 1971

Admission to the Bar

New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1976

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1979

United States Supreme Court, 1984

Education

Attended, The National Judicial College, University of Nevada/Reno, 1994

J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 1975

B.A., Hobart College, 1968

Publications

Numerous Opinions, New York Official/Unofficial and On-line Reports

Community Benefits From Custody/Visitation Program, The Center for Dispute Settlement, Inc., Rochester,NY; CDS Newsletter; Vol.2, Issue 1, Spring 1996

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, New York County, Family and Surrogate Associations, 1988 to Present

Past President, County Judges Association of NYS

Member, Yates County Bar Association (Past President), 1976 to Present

Member, Chief Judge's Judicial Advisory Committee, 2010 to Present

Member, Advisory Board, Yates County Alternatives to Incarceration, 1989 to Present

Member, 7th JD AJ's Planning Task Force, 2011 to Present

Chair, Yates County Public Law Library Board of Trustees 1994 to present; Member, Yates County Drunk/Impaired Driving Impact Panel Task Force, 2007 to present

Member, Sampson Theatre Advisory Council, 2005 to Present

Member, Johnson Costello Post #355 American Legion & VFW Post #745, 1971 to Present

Chair, Constitution & By Laws Committee for Department of New York American Legion, 1998 to Present

Member, Advisory Board of Trustees, Delta Chi Fraternity, Hobart Chapter, 2004 to Present

Recipient, Center for Dispute Settlement's Distinguished Jurist Award (1996)