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Justice Richard T. Aulisi


 Richard T. Aulisi was graduated from Hartwick College in 1966 and Albany Law School in 1969. He practiced law for 30 years in Gloversville and was  elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 1999. He is the former President of the Fulton County Bar Association; a former member of the New York State Committee on Professional Standards and served as its Chairman. He was a member of the Capital Defenders Panel, a sixteen-member statewide group created to review applications by attorneys who applied for appointment to capital murder cases. The Panel was also charged with the duty of setting fees for such cases. As a former partner in the firm of Caputo, Aulisi and Skoda and, later, Aulisi and Skoda, Judge Aulisi was actively engaged in an extensive civil and criminal trial practice. He handled cases at all levels of trial and Appellate Courts in the State of New York and tried criminal and civil cases in other states and in many of the counties across the State of New York, as well as in Federal Court. He served as a Special Prosecutor for Fulton County and for 21 years served as an assistant County Attorney.

Judge Aulisi was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice on January 1, 2000. In addition to handling his assigned calendars in Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Warren Counties, he has handled all of the asbestos litigation in the eleven-county Fourth Judicial District. He is currently assigned to handling all asbestos litigation in the 28 counties of the Third Judicial Department. He has participated as a guest speaker at a number of national asbestos conferences, and has served as a speaker and panel member at a number of other litigation conferences and seminars. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, the New York State Judicial Advisory Council and the New York State Unified Court System’s Litigation Coordinating Panel.

He is a member of the Fulton County Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, The New York Italian American Bar Association, and the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He and his wife, Ann, are the parents of four children and have four grandchildren.

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