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Honorable Michael V. Coccoma
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Sixth Judicial District
(Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • My 12 years of judicial experience demonstrates I am well qualified to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. As an Acting Supreme Court Justice, I hear Supreme Court cases in Otsego and Delaware counties. And as a multi-bench Judge for Otsego County, I preside over Family Court, Criminal Court, Surrogate’s Court and Drug Treatment Court. This combination of responsibilities adds up to incomparable experience from a diverse caseload, including complex litigation, serious criminal issues, and sensitive family court matters. In recognition of this diverse experience, I served on two important state-wide judicial review committees - the Matrimonial Commission and the Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee. Also, I train judges in evidence, case management and trial procedure, and instruct attorneys to serve as law guardians. In the past decade, I have embraced all possible opportunities to enhance my learning, increase my skills, and broaden my knowledge of the law. I am well-qualified, experienced on the job, impartial, and committed to studying and applying the law for fair and just results.
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1978
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1975
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1979
  • Acting Supreme Court Justice; Otsego County Judge
Professional Experience
  • Otsego County District Attorney
  • Otsego County Assistant District Attorney
  • Otsego County Attorney
  • Department of Social Services Attorney

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