Richard C. Wesley
 

Hon. Richard C. Wesley
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Address: 500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 857-8500
(212) 857-8585
(212) 857-8702
(212) 857-8662
Fax: (212) 857-8710
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/

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Richard C. Wesley is a Judge of the United Sates Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his appointment in 2003, he was a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

Judge Wesley received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1971, and his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1974.

Judge Wesley engaged in the private practice of law from the time of his admission to the New York Bar in 1975 until 1986. During three years of that period, 1979 until 1982, he also served as assistant counsel and chief legislative aide to New York Assembly Minority Leader James L. Emery. In 1982, Judge Wesley was himself elected to the Assembly - and was re- elected in 1984 - representing Livingston, Allegany and Ontario Counties.

In 1986, Judge Wesley was elected to a 14-year term as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court from the Seventh Judicial District. He served as Supervising Judge of that district's criminal courts from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 he was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo to the Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department. In 1997, he was appointed a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals by Governor George Pataki, a position he held until joining the Federal judiciary.

Current Employment Position(s):
Judge

Appointed 2003
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1975
Education:
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1974
J.D.
Law Review: Cornell Law Review, 1973 - 1974

State University of New York, Albany, New York, 1971
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
Major: History

Published Works:
"Recent Developments in Welfare Law" by Richard C. Wesley, 59 Cornell L. Rev. 859 (1973-1974)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Judicial Seminar, Office of Court Administration, 1991

How to Settle a Commercial Case, New York State Bar Association, 1992

Basic Criminal Practice, New York State Bar Association, 1992

How to Try a Commercial Case, New York State Bar Association, 1993

Reaching for Excellence, Monroe County Bar Association, 1995

Appellate Division Motion Practice, Monroe County Bar Association, 1995

Honors and Awards:
Legislator of the Year, Livingston Wyoming Association of Retarded Citizens, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pre-trial Services Corp., 1990 - 1993
Director

Monroe County Bar Association, 1987 - 1993
Member

United Church of Livonia, 1990 - 1993
Trustee

Livingston County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Council
Past Chairman

Livingston County Bar Association, 1979
Secretary

Seventh Judicial District Lawyers Grievance Committee
Past Member

United Church of Livonia
Past Member, Board of Trustees

Chances and Changes (Livingston County battered women shelter)
Past Member, Board of Trustees

Charles Settlement House
Past Member, Board of Trustees

Center for Dispute Resolution
Past Member, Board of Trustees

Pre-Trial Services Corporation
Past Member, Board of Trustees

Myers' Foundation
Member, Board of Trustees

Family Services of Rochester
Member, Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions:
New York Court of Appeals, Judge, 1997 - 2003

Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Judge, 1994 - 1997

New York Seventh Judicial District Criminal Court, Supervising Judge, 1991 - 1994

New York Supreme Court from the Seventh Judicial District, Justice, 1986 - 1991

New York Assembly Minority, Elected Leader, 1982 - 1986

New York Assembly Minority Leader James L. Emery, Assistant Counsel and Chief Legislative Aide, 1979 - 1982

Private Practice of Law, 1975 - 1986

Birth Information:
1949, Canandaigua, New York, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/24/2013

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