Judge Molly Fitzgerald
6th Judicial District
Putting Her Experience
Born and raised in Binghamton, NY, Judge Molly Fitzgerald received her undergraduate degree at Trinity College and law degree from The Catholic University of America. After spending her third year of law school at the University of Georgia, she practiced law in Georgia until her return home to New York in 1990. Since 1990, Judge Fitzgerald engaged in private practice, both in Elmira and Binghamton, primarily in civil litigation with a concentration in sexual harassment/discrimination, personal injury, and medical malpractice.
First elected to Supreme Court in 2007, Judge Fitzgerald has heard cases in all ten counties that make up the 6th Judicial District. The 6th Judicial District is Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. In 2016, she was named Administrative Judge for the district, a competitive position that oversees the functions of the entire court system in the district. This leadership role involved traveling to and working with the judges and court staff in the ten counties of the 6th Judicial District.
In November 2019, Judge Fitzgerald was appointed by Governor Cuomo as an Associate Justice to the Appellate Division, Third Department. The Third Department consists of 28 counties in upstate New York. In this role, she hears appeals from all courts on all aspects of the law, including family, criminal, civil, probate, and administrative. Additionally, as a justice of the court, Judge Fitzgerald is responsible for approving new admissions to the bar for all of New York State and ruling on attorney disciplinary actions in the Third Department.