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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. William F. Kocher

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Ontario County Family Court
27 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 412-5304

Judicial Offices

Supervising Judge, Justice Courts, Seventh Judicial District, Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Seneca and Cayuga Counties, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to Present

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Integrated Domestic Violence Part, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006; Re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2007 to 2011; Re-Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2012 to Present

Judge, County Court (Multi-County, Family) Ontario County, Elected, 2007 to 2016

Town Justice, Town of Victor, Elected 1991 to 1996; Re-elected 1997 to 2000, 2001 to 2005; 2006 to 2009 and 1991 to 2006

Other Professional Experience

Private practice, 1974 to 2006

Village of Victor, Village Attorney, 1978 to 2006

Ontario County, Assistant District Attorney (Part-time), 1974 to 1991

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1974

Education

JD, Cornell Law School, 1973

BS, Indiana University, With Distinction, 1970

Professional & Civic Activities

Appointed by Chief Justice Judith Kaye, to the State Commission in Interbranch Relations, 2008 to Present