Town justice appointed for Perinton

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Monroe County Post

Perinton Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna recently announced the appointment of Avik Ganguly as town justice. 

The Town Board made the unanimous appointment of Ganguly to fill the remainder of Justice Michael Arnold’s term, who retired in September. Ganguly joins Justice Thomas Klonick in Perinton Town Court. 

“Avik is an exceptionally qualified professional who has the experience and expertise necessary to serve as Perinton town justice,” Hanna said. “We have full confidence in his ability to serve our community with great care and ability. I offer my heartfelt thanks to Justice Michael Arnold for his decades on the bench and I wish him the best in his retirement.” 

Ganguly graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law. He started his career with a law firm handling real estate, bankruptcy and general civil matters. From 2005 to 2010, he was an assistant district attorney in Monroe County, prosecuting criminal cases in town and local courts and on to superior courts. He was assigned to the major felony bureau while in the District Attorney’s Office, where he handled more than 100 bench and jury trials, including prosecuting first-degree assault, robbery, murder, gun possession and DWI charges.

Ganguly has more than 15 years of experience handling various cases, including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic violations, landlord-tenant, small claims and code violation matters. He joined Ganguly Brothers PLLC in 2010, where he gained experience as a criminal defense attorney by representing clients in federal and state court.

“I am honored to serve as town justice in the town of Perinton,” Ganguly said. “Having worked both as a prosecutor and defense attorney, I am keenly aware of the judge’s role in promoting law and order, as well as safeguarding the rights of the accused. I am humbled to serve the community I love in this new way.” 

Ganguly is admitted to practice in New York State Courts, and is a member of the NYS and Monroe County Bar Association. He will serve the remainder of Arnold’s term, which expires in December 2021.

Avik Ganguly takes over Michael Arnold’s term as Perinton town justice.