Family Court

Location & Hours

Onondaga County Courthouse
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Fax: 315-671-1163

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Court Terms & Holidays

Phone: 315-671-2000

New Justice Mediation:
Phone: 315-671-2047

Children Drop-In Center:
Phone: 315-671-2048

Phone: 315-671-4248
Fax: 315-671-1193

Phone: 315-671-2005
Fax: 315-671-1165



Public parking is available near the courthouse for a daily rate. A limited number of metered handicap parking spaces are available on the street. 


ADA Accessibility:

Building entrance is accessible. Contact court for specific accommodations.



From North/South: Take Route 81S, exit at Harrison St. Take Harrison St., turn right on State St.
From West: Take 690 E, exit at West Genesee St. Take West Genesee (turns into James St.), turn right on Montgomery St.
From East: Take 690 W, exit at Townsend St., turn right on Erie Blvd., then left on State St.



Public bus service (Centro) is available.


Courthouse Services:

Child Drop In Center (1st floor). Vending machines in 1st floor lobby.



Chief Clerk IV
David Primo, Esq.

Deputy Chief Clerk IV 
Tonya M. Younis

Family Court Judges
Hon. Julie A. Cecile
Phone: 315-671-2040
Fax: 315-671-1169

Hon. Julie A. Cerio
Phone: 315-671-2050
Fax: 315-671-1170

Hon. Christina F. DeJoseph
Phone: 315-671-2010
Fax: 315-671-1166

Hon. Diane E. Plumley
Phone: 315-671-2839

Hon. Joseph J. Zavaglia
Phone: 315-671-2030

Support Magistrates
Part A
Phone: 315-671-2017
Fax: 315-671-1171

Jeffrey Domachowski, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-4249
Fax: 315-671-1194

Christina El Bayadi, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-2027
Fax: 315-671-1173

Susan Hamlin Nasci, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-2019
Fax: 315-671-1172

Court Attorney/Referees
Part 10
Phone: 315-671-4273
Fax: 315-671-4664

Anthony J. LaValle, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-2036
Fax: 315-671-1163
Chambers Email: [email protected]

Salvatore Pavone, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-2021
Fax: 315-671-1197

Lourdes P. Rosario, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-4243
Fax: 315-671-1193