Judge Profile

Michael L. Hanuszczak

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Onondaga County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to Present
  • Judge, Family Court, Onondaga County, Elected, Elected, 2001 to 2010; Re-elected 2011 to 2020

Other Professional Experience:

  • Special Counsel to the Chairman, NYS Workers' Compensation Board, 1999 to 2000
  • Asst. Attorney General in Charge, NYS Attorney General's Office, 1995 to 1998
  • 8th District Legislator, Onondaga County, 1991 to 1995
  • Attorney, Private Practice, 1990 to 1995
  • Associate Attorney, Rinaldi & Rinaldi P.C., 1985 to 1989

Education:

  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
  • B.A., Syracuse University - Maxwell School, 1980

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 1991
  • United States District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York in 1988, 1988
  • State of Florida, 1986
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1985

Publications/Lectures:

  • Matter of Nicholas M. 189 Misc.2d 318 (2001)
  • Matter of Adoption of Anonymous, 191 Misc.2d.366 (2002)
  • Matter of David Sutkowy as Comm. of Social Services o/b/o B.J.M. v. J.B., 196 Misc.2d 1105 (2003)
  • Matter of Michelle L. v. Michael L. 1 Misc. 3d 779 (2003)
  • In re S.H., 6 Misc 3d 851 (2005)

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1985 - present
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association, 1985 - present
  • Member, Florida Bar Association, 1986 - present
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.