Judge Profile

Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.

Judicial Experience:

  • United States District Judge , U.S. Northern District, New York, Appointed, March 13, 1992

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private practice, 1980 to 1982
  • Paratrooper, ranger, and infantry commander, United States Army, 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam, 1964
  • Private Practice, Germain and Germain, Syracuse, New York
  • Assistant District Attorney, Onondaga County
  • Prosecutors, Assistant in Charge of the Albany Regional Office, Statewide Organized Crime Task Force, 1971
  • Chief Prosecutor of the Governor’s Council, State of Florida, 1978
  • United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, 1982

Biographical Data:

  • On April 6, 2000, he became Chief Judge of the Northern District of New York. He became Senior Judge on March 13, 2006. In November of 1964, Judge Scullin entered active duty with the United States Army, received training as a paratrooper and ranger, and thereafter served as an infantry commander with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam. He received numerous awards and decorations, and after release from active duty, continued to serve in the United States Army Reserve retiring in 1991 with the rank of Colonel. In 1971, he was appointed by the New York State Attorney General as one of the original prosecutors of the then newly-formed Statewide Organized Crime Task Force and in that capacity, served as the Assistant in Charge of the Albany Regional Office. In 1978, he was appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida as Chief Prosecutor of the Governor’s Council for the prosecution of organized crime. He returned to the private practice of law in 1980 and in 1982 was appointed the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, a position he held until his appointment to the federal bench. In that capacity, Judge Scullin supervised numerous investigations and prosecutions in drug trafficking, organized crime, and -- most notably-- public corruption.


  • Syracuse University, College of Law, 1964
  • Niagara University, 1961

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, State of Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Onondaga County Bar Association, 1988 - 1990
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, Second Circuit Judicial Council
  • Member, Judicial Conference of the United States
  • Member, Law College Association of Syracuse University
  • Past member and chairman, City of Syracuse, County of Onondaga Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission