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Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.

Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., joins his children at Pigott Law Group after an illustrious legal career as both an attorney and judge on New York State's Highest Court. Judge Pigott is a retired Associate Judge from the New York State Court of Appeals. His nomination to the Court was confirmed by Governed Pataki in August of 2006 where he served for 10 years before reaching the mandatory age of retirement. Instead of retiring, however, Judge Pigott continued to serve in the legal system by returning to the trial bench and working in Alternate Dispute Resolution as mediator, settling hundreds of cases for local attorneys and their clients.

Judge Pigott graduated from LeMoyne College in Rochester, New York, and continued on to the SUNY at Buffalo School of Law where his legal education was temporarily interrupted by the draft. Judge Pigott served on active duty in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. While in the service, he was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam, serving as a Vietnamese interpreter. He graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law (J.D. 1973) and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1974. Judge Pigott practiced law in Buffalo, New York, with the firm of Offermann, Fallon, Mahoney & Adner.

In 1982, Judge Pigott was appointed Erie County Attorney and served in that position until 1986. In 1986 he became chief trial counsel for the firm of Offermann, Cassano, Pigott & Greco. On February 4, 1997, he was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court by Governor George E. Pataki and thereafter was elected to a full 14-year term. In 1998 he was designated to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department and was appointed Presiding Justice on February 16, 2000. On August 18, 2006, he was nominated by Governor Pataki to the Court of Appeals. His nomination was confirmed by the New York State Senate on September 15, 2006.

Judge Pigott currently lives in Grand Island, New York, with his wife, Peggy, and makes regular trips to visit his two children and 5 grandchildren.

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