Judge Profile

Gerald Whalen

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Appointed (October 1, 2012) by Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, Elected, 2006 to 2019

Other Professional Experience:

  • New York State Supreme Court's Eighth JD Character & Fitness Committee, 2002 to present
  • Partner, Hiscock& Barclay, LLP, 2001 to 2005
  • Partner, Williams, Stevens, McCarville & Frizzell, P.C., 1993 to 2001
  • Partner, Offerman, Mahoney, Cassano, Pigott,Greco & Whalen, 1988 to 1993
  • Associate, Offermann, Fallon, Mahoney & Cassano, 1984 to 1987

Education:

  • JD, SUNY at Buffalo school of Law, 1983
  • BA, Canisus College, 1979

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1984
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1984

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Supreme Court Judges Association
  • Member, Erie County Bar Association
  • Former Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member, NYS Bar Association; NYS Trial Lawyers Association; WNY Trial Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Canisius College
  • Former Co-Chairperson, Judge John Hillery Memorial Scholarship Committee
  • Chairman, Cattaraugus County Jury Board, 2007 - present
  • Canisius College Pre-Law Advisory Committee, 2007 - present
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