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2008 Voter Guide

William A. Cadel
Candidate for the
Suffolk County District Court
(3rd District)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I am a sole practitioner with a general practice. As such, I’m well suited to be a District Court judge. I’ve represented criminal clients and am a member of the Assigned Counsel Defender Program since 1978. I regularly appear in state Supreme and Family Court. I’ve represented landlords, but also been twice honored by the Volunteer Lawyers Project (tenants) as Pro Bono attorney of the year. I've been a small claims arbitrator since 1985, handling over 2500 cases of virtually every imaginable fact pattern. I have an ‘AV’ rating from Martindale Hubbell. This knowledge, along with the experience of representing homeowners, taxpayers, business owners, everyday citizens & domestic/matrimonial clients, afford me a dynamic often missing in the courtroom. My extracurricular activities lie far from the courthouse; I chaired the citizens' committee that brought library services to Elwood, have sat on school committees, and am proudest of my children. I’ve learned as much from them as I hope I’ve taught them. District Court is a peoples’ court, where competence & character of the judge, defined by knowledge, experience, integrity and moral values are the most important criteria.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site  
  • Syracuse University, Magna cum laude with honors in political science, A.B., 1970
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1973
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1975
  • Florida 1975
  • self-employed, sole practitioner
Professional Experience

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