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Honorable Patricia A. Maxwell
Candidate for the
Erie Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Elected in 2001 as Family Court Judge in Erie County, handling cases of Child Abuse, Negelct, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Delinquency, Custody and Child Support Enforcement. Judge Maxwell is currently the President Elect of the New York State Family Court Judges Association, member of the NYS State and Tribal Court Forum, member of NYSUT and Adjunct Faculty member at Erie Community College and member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Served as the Lead Judge of the Erie County Permanency Court for seven years, overseeing programs of improvement in the handling of foster care cases and system wide changes through out Erie County and New York State. As a member of the State Tribal Court Forum, Judge Maxwell has facilitated the recognition of Tribal Court Orders of Protection by seeing they are now included on State wide Domestic Violence Registries.
IJEQC rating
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  • Highly Qualified (Available in 4th Department Only)
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • University of Buffalo, BA , 1982
  • University of Buffalo, JD, 1987
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1989
  • Erie County Family Court Judge
Professional Experience
  • Family Law Attorney since 1989
  • Town of Boston Judge 1994 to 2002

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