Judge Profile

David M. Brockway

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Chemung County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to Present
  • Acting Judge, Chemung County Court, Appointed, 2009 to Present
  • Judge, Chemung County Family Court, Re-Elected, 2011 to 2021
  • Judge, Chemung County Family Court, Elected, 2001 to 2010
  • Judge, Chemung County Family Court, Appointed by Governor Pataki, 2000 to 2000
  • Justice, Village of Horseheads, Elected, 1980 to 2000

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Visiting Lecturer, SUNY Corning Community College, 2003 to 2007
  • Partner, Personius, Prechtl, Mattison, Palmer & Brockway, 1994 to 1999
  • Sole Practitioner, Brockway Law Firm, 1980 to 1994
  • Assistant Public Defender, Chemung County Public Defender, 1975 to 1980

Education:

  • J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1975
  • A.B., Colgate University, Cum Laude, with Honors, 1972

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Western New York, 1981
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Third Department, 1976
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 1976

Publications/Lectures:

  • Brockway's Bench Book for Local Courts, Horseheads Printing, 1999-2008

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, NYS Bar Association, 1976 - present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1976 - present
  • Member, Chemung County Bar Association, 1976 - present
  • Member, Horseheads Kiwanis Club, 1980 - present
  • President, Horseheads Kiwanis Club, 1986 - 1987
  • NYS Magistrates Assn, 1980 - present
  • Vice President, NYS Magistrates Assn, 1992 to 1994 and 1997 to 2000
  • Assn. of Judges of the Family Court of the State of New York, Inc., 2000 to present. (Past President 2007 to 2008).
  • Former 6th District Training Liason and Current lecturer, Town and Village Justice Training
  • OCA Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee, 2007 - present
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