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:

  • Legislative Counsel, State Senator, James L. Seward, 1987 to 1993
  • Partner, Ryan & Rumsey, 1976 to 1993
  • Town Attorney, Town of Cortlandville, 1983 to 1993
  • Counsel, State Senate Agriculture Committee, 1985 to 1986
  • Assistant County Attorney, Cortland County, 1980 to 1983
  • Assistant District Attorney, Cortland County, 1976 to 1979

Education:

  • 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; Homer Brass Ensemble
  • President, Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2011 - 2012
  • Inaugural Justice Martin Evans Award for Judicial Excellence and Leadership in the Judiciary, Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York, 2013

Noteworthy Cases:

  • Anschutz v. Town of Dryden (33 Misc.3d 77735, Misc. 3d 450)
  • Cortland Regional Medical Center Inc. v. Novello (33 Misc.3d 777)
  • Cortese v. Panzanella (32 Misc. 3d 507)
  • In re Bryant (29 Misc.3d 706)
  • Bayrum v City of Binghamton (27 Misc. 3d 1032)
  • Madden v. Town of Greene (27 Misc. 3d 432)
  • People v Arroyo (27 Misc. 3d 192)
  • Wood v County of Cortland (23 Misc. 3d 913)
  • Lake v. Kardjian (22 Misc. 3d 960)
  • Mauer v. Thibeault (20 Misc. 3d 631)
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