Judge Profile

Russell P. Buscaglia

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York State Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki, 1997-2006; re-appointed, 2006 to 2015
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1997 to Present

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1998 to present
  • Deputy Attorney General, New York State Attorney General, 1995 to 1997
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, 1989 to 1995
  • Assistant District Attorney, Erie County District Attorney, 1977 to 1989
  • Attorney, Harrison and Gruber, 1976 to 1977
  • Attorney, Joseph H. Chirlin, P.C., 1975 to 1976


  • Juris Doctor, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
  • United States Supreme Court, 1984
  • New York State, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1976
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1976

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Erie County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Supreme Court Justices Association, 8th J.D.
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.