Sheila DiTullio

Appointed by the Governor from a list of no more than two nominees submitted by the Chief Administrator of the Courts, each of whom shall be a judge or justice, or retired judge or justice, who was elected to the Supreme, County, or Family Court, or appointed to the Criminal Court or Family Court of New York City, and has substantial experience presiding as such a judge or justice in trial matters before such court (Executive Law § 833(1)(h)).

FY 2022-23 Expenditures: $833.71
FY 2023-24 Expenditures: $750.97
Anticipated FY 2024-25 Expenditures: ~$800

Judge DiTullio was appointed Supervising Judge of the Criminal Courts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties in January, 2011 and was named a New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice in January, 2008. She has served as an Erie County Court Judge since January, 1996, presiding over a caseload comprised mostly of criminal matters, but also consisting of a civil calendar, and both criminal and civil appeals from the local courts.

Prior to her judicial post, she served as the first female Chief of the Erie County District Attorney’s Office Grand Jury Bureau from 1988-1995; first female chief of the Erie County District Attorney’s newly created sex crime unit from 1984-1986 and worked as an assistant district attorney prosecuting criminal matters over a span of 12 years for three different District Attorneys. Judge DiTullio also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office from 1986-1988 practicing environmental law.

She received her high school diploma from Lockport Senior High School in 1973, her Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College (1977) and her Juris Doctor degree from the Western New England College School of Law (1980). Judge DiTullio was an instructor in the Trial Technique program at the University of Buffalo Law School and has been practicing law as a Judge and trial lawyer for the past 28 years.

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