Phillip R. Rumsey

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Cortland County, Re-Elected, 2008 to 2021
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Cortland County, Elected, 1994 to 2007

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Ryan & Rumsey
  • Town Attorney, Town of Cortlandville
  • Counsel, State Senate Agriculture Committee
  • Assistant County Attorney, Cortland County
  • Assistant District Attorney, Cortland County
  • Legislative Counsel, State Senator, James L. Seward


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1975
  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1971

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Third Department, 1976

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York, 2008 - present
  • Life Member, New York State Bar Foundation
  • Member, New York State, Broome County and Tompkins County Bar Associations
  • Past President, Cortland County Bar Association
  • Member, Cortland Rotary Club
  • Trombonist, Cortland Community Band; Crown City Brass
  • President, Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2011 - 2012
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