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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. Christopher J. Burns

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Supreme Court
25 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 845-9381

Judicial Offices

Supervising Judge, Criminal Courts, Eighth Judicial District, Appointed by Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, 2016 to 2016

Justice, Supreme Court, Elected, Eighth Judicial District, 1996 to 2009; Re-elected, 2010 to 2023

Associate Justice, Appellate Div., 4th Dept., Appointed by Gov. George Pataki, 2000 to 2003

Justice, Town Court, Elected, Town of Tonawanda, 1984 to 1995

Other Professional Experience

Medaille College, Adjunct Faculty Member, 1997 to 1999

Office of Court Administration, Faculty, Local Court Justice Training, 1989 to 1995

Private Law Practice, Attorney, 1984 to 1995

Erie County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1979 to 1983

Admission to the Bar

New York State, Appellate Division,Fourth Department, 1980

Federal Court, Western District, 1982

Education

J.D., University at Buffalo Law School, 1979

B.A., Canisius College, 1974

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, New York State Bar Assn., 1980 to Present

Member, Erie County Bar Assn., 1980 to Present

Director and Past Vice-President, University at Buffalo Law Alumni Assn., 2000 to Present

Member and Past President, Eighth Judicial District Justices Assn., 1996 to Present

Past Vice-President, Judges and Police Conference, 1980 to 2003