Judge Profile

Joseph D. Valentino

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Appointed (October 1, 2012) by Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Supervising Judge, 7th Judicial District, Criminal Courts, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2011 to Present
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Monroe County, Elected, 2002 to 2015
  • Acting Judge, Monroe County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2000 to 2001
  • Judge, Rochester Drug Treatment Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman, 1997 to 2001
  • Judge, Rochester City Court, Elected, 1983 to 2001

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1987 to present
  • Special A.D.A., Major Felony Crime Prosecution, Monroe County District Attorney's Office, 1974 to 1982
  • Associate Attorney, Palmiere, Passero, and Crimi


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • B.A., Niagara University

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1973

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Character and Fitness Committee, 7th Judicial District
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