Justice Troutman was designated to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on February 19, 2016. She previously served as a trial judge in New York State Supreme Court, assigned to the 8th Judicial District, where she handled matrimonials and general civil litigations matters. Prior to her election to Supreme Court, Justice Troutman was a County Court Judge, where she handled felony criminal cases, appeals and civil matters. Additionally, she served as a City Court Judge, where she presided over criminal and civil cases within that court's jurisdiction. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She has served as a Lecturer of the New York State Judicial Institute, as well as CLE programs and seminars including serving as a Faculty Member for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence. Prior to joining the bench, Justice Troutman was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, Assistant State Attorney General and an Assistant District Attorney. Justice Troutman received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University. She is also designated as an Advanced Science Technology and Resource (ASTAR) fellow, which is a program sponsored by the United States Department of Justice. As an ASTAR fellow she serves as a resource judge for members of the judiciary of New York State handling complex cases involving scientific evidence.
Justice Troutman also served as a member of the editorial board that published "New York State Public Health Legal Manual" in 2011 and authored a report on minority representation on juries in the 8th Judicial District which included recommendations on how to improve diversity in jury pools. Additionally, Justice Troutman serves as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.
She has received the following honors: M. Dolores Denman Award - WNY Chapter of WBASNY, Legal Service Award - Minority Bar Association of WNY, Achievement Award - Committee on Women in the Courts and Local Speciality Bar Associations, and numerous other recognitions.