Defense Association of New York and Attorneys of KSLN Present Judge Pigott with Civil Justice Award
May 3, 2017
Pictured (left to right) are: Ric T. Saraf, Henry A. Zomerfeld, Rich A. Galbo, Thomas E. Liptak, Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., J.S.C., Eileen E. Buholtz, Melissa A. Foti, Shari Jo Reich, and Ned E. Schule.
On April 21, 2017, KSLN Managing Partner Tom Liptak, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Defense Association of New York (“DANY”), presented recently retired Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., with the DANY Civil Justice Award. The prestigious Civil Justice Award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to law and justice, civility, and professionalism. Judge Pigott most recently served as Acting Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals pending the confirmation of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and he retired as a Senior Associate Judge. Devoted to the rule of law and the bench, Judge Pigott’s retirement was not the end of his judicial career, as he returned to his home of Erie County to serve as a Supreme Court Justice and oversee the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. The Award presentation took place in Judge Pigott’s courtroom in Erie County, where fellow KSLN DANY members, colleagues, and friends joined for the celebration, which was broadcast at the Annual DANY Awards Dinner held in New York City. We congratulate Judge Pigott on his retirement from the Court of Appeals, his new role on the bench in Erie County, and on this award.