Supreme Court


Main Courthouse
320 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
[email protected]




Court Clerks Office

Tompkins County Courthouse
320 North Tioga St.
P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851-0070

Phone: 607-216-6610
Fax: 212-401-9071

Acting Chief Clerk
Janean Cook

Deputy Chief Clerk
Susan Seidel


Judge's Chambers

Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Elizabeth Aherne

Law Clerk
Kathleen A. Sullivan Esq.

Lindsey Chaffee

320 N. Tioga St.
P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 216-6630
Email: [email protected]



Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Mark G. Masler

Law Clerk
Michael Porciello

Wendy Burlison

46 Greenbush Street, Suite 301
Cortland, NY 13045-2765
Phone: 607-218-3340
Fax: 212-520-6830


All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.



The Supreme Court has broad authority over all categories of cases, including civil and criminal matters. The court generally handles civil matters seeking monetary damages greater than $25,000. It also hears cases where a party seeks to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party. The Supreme Court is the only court with the authority to address matters related to the termination of a marriage, including separation, annulment and divorce. While the Supreme Court has authority to hear criminal matters involving felonies (offenses punishable by more than one year in prison), generally outside New York City these matters are heard in County Court.