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Hon. John F. O'Donnell

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Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District
25 Delaware Avenue, 3rd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 845-9486

Judicial Offices

Justice, Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District (Certificated), 2015 to 2016; 2017 to 2018

Justice Supreme Court, New York State, Elected, 8th Judicial District, 1996 to 2009; Re-elected, 2010 to 2014

Presiding Justice, Integrated Domestic Violence Part, Erie County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2005

Supervising Judge, Family Court, 8th Judicial District, Elected, 1992 to 1995

Domestic Violence Coordinating Judge, 8th Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1992 to 1995

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1993 to 1995

Judge, Family Court, Erie County, 1988 to 1995

Other Professional Experience

NYS Unified Court System, Hearing Examiner, 1985 to 1987

Confidential Law Clerk (Judge John J. Honan), Erie County Family Court, 1979 to 1985

Confidential Law Clerk (Justice John J. Callahan), New York State Supreme Court, 1974 to 1979

Private Practice, Lawyer, 1971 to 1974

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1971

Education

J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1970

B.S., Canisius College, 1967

Publications

Co-author: "Therapeutic Mediation", presented at National Symposium of Child Victimization, Washington, DC, April 1992

"Legal Roads to Therapy", presented at American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, Orlando, Florida, April 1993

Professional & Civic Activities

Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court

Bar Association of Erie County

New York State Bar Association

Women's Bar Association of State of New York

New York State Association Supreme Court Justices

Eighth Judicial District Supreme Court Justices

Erie County Judges and Police Executive Conference

Thomas More Guild

Marshall Club

Lawyers Club

NAACP

Theatre of Youth Board of Directors, President (1990-2000)