Judge Profile

John M. Curran

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Appointed (Feb. 18, 2016) by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 2016 to Present
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Erie County, Elected, 2005 to 2018
  • Town Justice, Town of Orchard Park, 1996 to 2004

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Canisius College, 2006 to Present
  • Partner, Phillips Lytle, LLP, 2000 to 2004
  • Partner, Albrecht, Maguire, Heffern and Gregg, P.C., 1991 to 2000
  • Associate, Albrecht, Maguire, Heffern and Gregg, P.C., 1987 to 1991
  • Associate, Mershon, Sawyer, Johston, Dunwody & Cole, 1984 to 1987


  • JD, University of Buffalo School of Law, 1984
  • BA, University of Dayton, 1981

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Third Department, 1986
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts: Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of New York ; Western District of Pennslyvania; Northern District of Ohio; and Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Past President, Supreme Court Justices for the Eighth Judicial District
  • Past President, University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Past President, Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce
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