Honorable Patricia D. Marks
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The Honorable Patricia D. Marks is a well-known and highly regarded retired Monroe County Court Judge.
A graduate of Vassar College and Albany Law School at Union University, Judge Marks began legal career as a Monroe County Assistant District Attorney in 1976 where she quickly earned the respect and admiration of her peers. In 1984, as an accomplished trial attorney and chief of the newly established Economic Crime Bureau, Judge Marks left the District Attorney’s office to become a Monroe County Court Judge, where she served until her retirement in January 2011.
While a County Court Judge, Judge Marks heard cases on civil, criminal and family matters. She presided over the drug, mental health and veteran treatment courts to assist those individuals with specialized needs and to ensure that our veterans had an advocate in court. In 1994, Judge Marks was appointed as the Supervising Judge of the criminal courts in the Seventh Judicial District and implemented new initiatives to improve the efficiency and collaboration of the criminal courts in an eight-county district.
For her efforts on behalf of our veterans, Judge Marks, a member of the board at Veterans Outreach Center, was selected as the Interim CEO/President earlier this year to help guide the center through the coming months and to raise awareness for the programs and services it offers to veterans.
Judge Marks has been recognized on many occasions for her selfless devotion and service to her community by various organizations, including law enforcement groups, universities, local associations, and veterans chapters. Her extraordinary achievements are a source of pride and truly show deep commitment to her community.