Judge Profile

Victoria A. Graffeo

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department
  • Associate Justice, State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District, Appointed by George E. Pataki
  • Justice, State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District, Elected
  • Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki

Other Professional Experience:

  • Chief Counsel, Assembly Minority Leader Clarence D. Rappleyea, Jr, 1989 to 1994
  • Counsel, Assembly Minority LeaderPro Tempore Kemp Hannon, 1984 to 1989
  • Assistant Counsel, New York State Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, 1982 to 1984
  • Private Practice, 1978 to 1982
  • Solicitor General, Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco.


  • J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1977
  • State University College at Oneonta, 1974

Judges Practice:

  • Uniform Rules for the Trial Courts in Capital Cases