Justice Erin M. Peradotto
Justice Erin M. Peradotto, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo
where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1981 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1984.
For nearly two decades before her election to the State Supreme Court in 2003, Justice Peradotto practiced as
a trial attorney in the Supreme Courts throughout the Eighth Judicial District, and in other parts of the State
, and handled appeals before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department and the New York State Court of Appeals.
She was appointed to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department by Governor Pataki on December 22, 2006. From
1997-1998, she served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Buffalo Regional Office of the New
York State Attorney General’s office. In that capacity, she supervised a staff of 23 attorneys and 30
support staff in the defense of the State of New York and its agencies in the 8th Judicial District.
Justice Peradotto served as President of the Bar Association of Erie County from 1997-1998. She also served
on the State of New York’s Attorney Grievance Committee for the 8th Judicial District from 2001-2003. She
has served as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a director of the Women
Lawyers of Western New York, a director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, and a director of the SUNY at
Buffalo Law Alumni Association. In 1997, she was recognized among the "40 Under 40" in Business First of
Buffalo. In 2006, she received the "Outstanding Jurist" award from the Bar Association of Erie County’s
Matrimonial and Family Law Committee. She is a member of the New York State Supreme Court Justices