Rochester, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Prior to being elected to the Supreme Court bench, Justice, Robert Lunn’s legal career focused primarily on litigation. After a highly acclaimed 14-year term on the New York Supreme Court bench, he has returned to private practice and recently decided to renew his career focus toward alternative dispute resolution and has joined Mediation.com to further that goal.
“All of those years I spent as both an attorney and a jurist positioned me well to act as a neutral mediator”, said Justice Lunn. “I worked hard to successfully settle litigated disputes”. In his private practice and prior to being elected to the Supreme Court bench, he had a trial practice with an emphasis in personal injury litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. As a Judge he spent 10 years on the trial court bench presiding over specialty dockets such as asbestos, lead paint, and personal injury in addition to complex matrimonial cases. In 2005 Justice Lunn was promoted by Governor Pataki to the Second and Fourth Departments of the New York Appellate Division, the New York State’s 2nd highest court
Justice Lunn is a former member of the New York Pattern Jury Instructions Committee writing jury charges for all trial judges statewide. His scholarly knowledge of the law and judicial demeanor is still evident today in his extra-curricular activities, which include or formerly included writing for three publications by Thomas Reuters, a bi-weekly column for the Daily Record and speaking as a guest lecturer on legal topics to various area bar associations and high schools.
Justice Lunn received his JD from Cornell Law School following his receipt of a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County in 1976 and 1977 and remained in private practice through 1994, when he was elected to State Supreme Court. He is presently a full partner in the law firm of Trevett, Cristo, Salzer and Andolina and works extensively in the area of mediation, consulting and arbitration.