Grace M. Hanlon is Running for NYS Supreme Court Judge and Needs Your Vote

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Grace M. Hanlon is running for NYS Supreme Court Judge based on her vast legal experience in both the private and the public sector and on her integrity.

Grace is the youngest of ten children. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Buffalo. She was a member of the UB softball team and in 1986 was captain of the softball team. Upon graduation she immediately attended Pace University School of Law in White Plains NY. She graduated in 1989.

Grace has been a member of the NYS bar since 1990. She started her career in a small personal injury litigation firm in Saranac Lake NY. In 1992, she moved to Chautauqua County to start working for the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney in the Stop DWI unit.  She was quickly promoted to Second Assistant District Attorney in 1993 to prosecute felony crimes. She left the District Attorney’s Office in 1995 to enter private practice.

Grace started working for the general litigation firm of Fessenden, Laumer and DeAngelo in Jamestown, New York,  in 1995.  Hired as an Associate, in 1999 she became a partner with the firm. Grace was involved in civil litigation, union work, criminal defense work and matrimonial cases. She practiced in both County and Supreme Court during this time. Grace also worked part time for the Chautauqua County Public Defender’s Office, where she represented individuals who were not financially able to pay for their own attorneys. 

In 2005 Grace joined the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office again, as a First Assistant District Attorney. She was responsible for handling over 200 felony cases per year, as well as having a misdemeanor caseload.  She conducted various pretrial hearings and trials in both County and Supreme Court. She was on the trial team which successfully prosecuted Anthony Taglianetti for the murder of the Superintendent the Clymer School.

In 2015 Grace was hired by Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward as his confidential Law Clerk. She continues in this role with the present Chautauqua County Court Judge, and has been working in Erie County since January 2016. She is responsible for research and writing of decisions, along with conducting pretrial conferences, for both criminal and civil cases.

In 2015 Grace was the recipient of the Outstanding Women in the Law Award by the Eighth Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee.

Grace has been admitted to practice in New York State courts since 1990. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of New York and the US Supreme Court.

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