Hon. Martha Walsh Hood
A 1979 honors graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, Judge Martha Walsh Hood has been a Family Court Judge for Onondaga County since 2000.
Judge Walsh Hood was designated as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in January 2003. She was the Presiding Justice of the Onondaga Integrated Domestic Violence Court from its inception until June 1, 2005.
Judge Walsh Hood was assigned in 2006 to the Dedicated Matrimonial Part in Supreme Court and to the Onondaga County Family Treatment Court in 2008. She was appointed Supervising Judge of Family Courts in the Fifth Judicial District in January 2010.
Judge Walsh Hood is a member of the Statewide Advisory Committee on Counsel for Children, the New York State Family Court Judges Association, the National Counsel of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Onondaga County Bar Association. She has served on the faculty of the State Judicial Institute at Pace University and as an instructor for Town and Village Justices training through the Office of Court Administration.
Prior to her judicial appointment and subsequent election, Judge Walsh Hood was engaged in the private practice of law for ten years, served as an Onondaga County Legislator from 1996 to 2000 and held the position of Senior Attorney at the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse New York from 1983 to 1990.
Judge Walsh Hood has been married to Paul R. Hood for 30 years. They have two wonderful children Allison, age 23 and Sean, age 20.
Information about Judge Walsh Hood is also available on the Judicial Directory.