Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.

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Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Preceded byGeorge Bundy Smith
Presiding Justice of the Fourth Judicial Department
In office
2000–2006
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Preceded byM. Delores Denman
Succeeded byHenry J. Scudder
Associate Justice of the Fourth Judicial Department
In office
1998–2000
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Justice on the New York Supreme Court
In office
1997–1998
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Personal details
Born(1946-09-27) September 27, 1946 (age 68)
Rochester, New York
Alma materLeMoyne College
University at Buffalo Law School
 
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Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Preceded byGeorge Bundy Smith
Presiding Justice of the Fourth Judicial Department
In office
2000–2006
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Preceded byM. Delores Denman
Succeeded byHenry J. Scudder
Associate Justice of the Fourth Judicial Department
In office
1998–2000
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Justice on the New York Supreme Court
In office
1997–1998
Appointed byGovernor Pataki
Personal details
Born(1946-09-27) September 27, 1946 (age 68)
Rochester, New York
Alma materLeMoyne College
University at Buffalo Law School

Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. (born September 27, 1946)[1] is a judge on New York State's Court of Appeals. Judge Pigott was appointed to the court by Republican Governor George Pataki in 2006 for a 14-year term. His current term expires in 2020.[2][3][4]

Education[edit]

He graduated with a B.A. from LeMoyne College in 1968. Judge Pigott served on active duty in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. He was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam, serving as a Vietnamese interpreter. He graduated with a J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law in 1973.

Legal experience[edit]

Judge Pigott was in private practice from 1974 to 1982. In 1982 he was appointed Erie County Attorney and served in that position until 1986. In 1986 he returned to private practice.

On February 4, 1997, he was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court by Governor George E. Pataki and thereafter was elected to a full 14-year term.

In 1998 he was designated to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department by Governor Pataki. He served as Presiding Justice from February 16, 2000 until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.

His selection for a 14-year term to New York State's Court of Appeals, also by Governor Pataki, was confirmed by the New York State Senate in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Peggy live on Grand Island, New York. They have two children.

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
M. Delores Denman
Presiding Justice of Fourth Judicial Department
2000-2006
Succeeded by
Henry J. Scudder
Preceded by
George Bundy Smith
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
2006–present
Incumbent