Judge Profile

Thomas P. Amodeo

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Judge, Erie County Court, Appointed, 2003 to Present
  • Chief Judge, Buffalo City Court, Elected, 1995 to 2014
  • Chief Judge, Buffalo City Court, Appointed by Mayoral Appt., 1994 to 1995
  • Judge, Buffalo City Court, Elected, 1991 to 1994
  • Judge, Buffalo City Court, Appointed by Mayoral Appt., 1990 to 1991

Other Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Buffalo, 1985 to 1990
  • Attorney, Buffalo Urban Renewal, 1984 to 1985
  • General Counsel, N. Y. State Senate, 1981 to 1985
  • Partner - Attorney, Amodeo & Gucciardo, 1979 to 1985

Education:

  • JD, Gonzaga University Law School, 1976
  • BA, Canisius College, 1973

Admission to the Bar:

  • US Federal 2nd Circuit Appellate Court, 1985
  • US Federal Western NY District, 1981
  • NYS Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1977

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, N.Y. S Assoc. of City Court Judges, 1990 - present
  • Director, Member, N.Y.S. Assoc. Drug Treat Ct. Professionals, 1999 - present
  • Member, National Assoc. Drug Ct. Professionals, 1996 - present
  • Chair, Criminal Law Adv. Bd., Erie County Community College, 1994 - present
  • Member, Justinian Association, 1981 - present
  • Member, Advocates Club, 2004 - present
  • Director, Past President, North Buffalo Community Center, 1978 - present
  • Director, Coach, Hertel North Park Youth Baseball, 1984 - present
  • Co-Founder, Director, North Buffalo Youth Hockey, 1990 - 1998
  • Co-Founder, Former Director, North Buffalo Boosters, 1976 - 1990
  • Member, Former Director, Forest District Civic Association, 1990 - present
  • Co-Founder, Former Director, Buffalo Italian Festival, 1989 - present
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.