The Honorable Shirley Troutman, Class of 1985, has been tabbed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo '82 to serve on the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo said his latest appointees bring "a wealth of knowledge and experience" to the Appellate Division.
“These justices are each tremendously qualified and have shown a remarkable commitment to justice, and I am proud to appoint them to their new roles," he said. "Their service on the bench will benefit New Yorkers for years to come.”
Justice Troutman and two others from the state Supreme Court — Justices John M. Curran and Patrick H. NeMoyer — will fill the vacancies in the Fourth Department, a 22-county jurisdiction in central and western New York. All were classified as "highly qualified" by N.Y.'s Judicial Screening Committees.
After earning her J.D. from Albany Law, Justice Troutman served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, an Assistant Attorney General for the state, and an Erie County Assistant District Attorney.
Justice Troutman began her career on the bench in 1994, when she was elected to the Buffalo City Court. Twelve years later, after a stint as an Erie County Court Judge, she was named an Acting Supreme Court Justice. Justice Troutman was elected to the State Supreme Court's Eighth Judicial District in 2009. She is a member of the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics and the Committee to Promote Public Confidence and Trust in the Courts.