Judge Profile

Lisa Bloch Rodwin

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, Erie County Family Court, Elected, 2009 to 2018
  • Judge, Erie County Family Court, Appointed, 2008 to 2008

Other Professional Experience:

  • Bureau Chief, Domestic Violence Bureau, Erie County District Attorney, 1995 to 2008
  • Assistant Bureau Chief, Buffalo City Court Bureau, Erie County District Attorney, 1993 to 1994
  • Assistant District Attorney, Buffalo City Court Bureau, Grand Jury Bureau, and Appeals Bureau, Erie County District Attorney, 1989 to 1993
  • Program Director, Canada - US Business Association, 1989 to 1991
  • Law Clerk, State of New York Office of the Attorney General, 1982 to 1983


  • B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1979
  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1985


  • Effective Sentencing Post-Conviction Issues: Maintaining Victim Autonomy, National College of District Attorneys, 2007
  • Expert Witness Testimony in New York State - Rape Trauma and Battered Women Syndrome, New York State Prosecutors Training Institute, 2007
  • Tips on Interviewing and Preparing Witnesses for Trial 2007, National College of District Attorneys

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Family Law, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • NYS Womens Bar Association
  • Eighth Judicial District, Gender and Racial Fairness Committee
  • Women Lawyers of Western New York
  • Family Justice Center Board
  • YWCA of Buffalo Board of Directors
  • Executive Board, It Happened to Alexa Foundation
  • Executive Board, American Jewish Committee
  • Business and Professional Women of Buffalo
  • Erie County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Friends of the Child Advocacy Center
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.