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Klonick, Coffey re-elected to Commission

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct re-elected Thomas A. Klonick as chairman and Stephen R. Coffey as vice chairman at its meeting April 15.

Both Judge Klonick and Mr. Coffey were first elected to their respective positions in 2008.

Judge Klonick serves as a part-time justice of the Town of Perinton and has his own law firm in Fairport with a concentration in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, corporate and business law, criminal law and personal injury.

He has also served as an acting Rochester City Court judge, a Fairport Village Court justice and as a hearing examiner for the City of Rochester. He was appointed to the commission in 2005 by former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and re-appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman in 2009. He served as the Commission’s vice chairman from June 2006 to March 2008.

Mr. Coffey is a partner in the law firm of O’Connell & Aronowitz in Albany. He was appointed to the Commission in 1995 by former Senate President Pro Tem Joseph L. Bruno, and re-appointed in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

He was an assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor in Albany County and has been appointed as a special prosecutor in Fulton and Albany counties.

Commission officers serve two-year terms and are eligible for re-election.