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Biography of Donald A. Greenwood

Justice Donald A. Greenwood was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court in 2004 and was elected to a full term later that same year.

Justice Greenwood is the Deputy Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial District and was instrumental in bringing the Individual Assignment System to that district. In addition to his Commercial Term assignment, he presides over civil cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury and tax certiorari matters.

Prior to his appointment to Supreme Court, Justice Greenwood was in private practice concentrating in litigation, real estate and labor law. He served as the Town Attorney for the Town of DeWitt and represented other municipalities as well. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney and Deputy County Attorney for Onondaga County. Justice Greenwood is a former director of both the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Syracuse Landmark Theatre. He has also lectured for state and local bar associations on New York State Supreme Court litigation.

Justice Greenwood is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He received his J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and MBA from the Syracuse University School of Management. He lives in DeWitt with his wife and two children.

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