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September 24, 2018

Mayor Gillen Announces Appointment Of Part-Time City Court Judge


Oswego Mayor Thomas W. Gillen is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Roman, Esq., as part-time Oswego City Court Judge, effective March 17.

Roman, 63, a native of Rome, NY, received his juris doctor degree from Albany Law School, and a bachelor of science from Cornell University.

He practiced law in the city of Oswego from 1976 through 1988.

He was elected Oswego County Family Court Judge in November, 1988, and served in that capacity through December 31, 2008.

He also served as an Oswego County Court Judge in 2010.

For the last five years, he has served as a Judicial Hearing Officer in the Onondaga County Family Court in Syracuse.

He resides in the city of Oswego with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Elizabeth.

Roman has also served as Minetto Town Attorney, from 1979-1988, and as District Tax Attorney and Appraiser for the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, for Oswego County, from 1983-1988.

In addition, he has served as a confidential law clerk in both the NYS Supreme and Family courts.

Roman has been active in many civic groups, including the Oswego YMCA, the Safe Haven Museum and Farnham, Inc.

He is a past president of the Oswego County Bar Association and has been a member of the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics for the last eighteen years.

Mayor Gillen noted that the appointment of Roman as part-time Oswego City Court Judge is for a six-year term, through March, 2020.

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