The Honorable Jeremiah J. Moriarty III

8th Judicial District - Cattaraugus County Supreme Court,

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Biography

The Hon. Jeremiah J. Moriarty III is a Justice of the Cattaraugus County Supreme Court in the Eighth Judicial District of New York. He was certificated to the seat in Cattaraugus County in 2014 and 2016. Previously, Justice Moriarty served as a Justice of the Erie County Supreme Court after being appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013. He also served as a judge for the New York State Court of Claims after his appointment in 2005 by former Governor George Pataki.

He is a registered Republican.

He received his A.B. from Georgetown University in 1965. Moriarty went on to earn a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1968.

Shortly after graduating from law school, Moriarty entered into private practice, where he served as a partner at Moriarty and Swanz from 1969 to 2005.

In addition to his law practice, he served two stints as a Cattaraugus County Administrator of Assigned Counsel (1979 to 1991 and 1994 to 2005), was a city attorney for the City of Salamanca, and also served as a town attorney in the Towns of Franklinville, Freedom, Humphrey, Ischua, Lyndon, and Yorkshire.

Moriarty was also a member of the Cattaraugus County Legislature (1973 to 1977) and served as the chairman of the County’s Republican Party from 1997 to 2005.

His other memberships have included the New York State Bar Association, Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Cattaraugus County Conditional Release Commission, Cattaraugus County Committee on Alternative to Incarceration, Cattaraugus County Criminal Justice Advisory Council, and the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau.

He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Tier Legal Services and Legal Assistance of Western New York, the Olean General Hospital and Olean General Hospital Foundation, the Randolph Children’s Home and New Directions Youth and Family Services, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, and the Executive Board of the Allegheny Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Justice Moriarty’s father, the late Hon. Jeremiah J. Moriarty, Jr., also served as a judge for the Court of Claims.

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