Family Court Phone Directory


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Hon. Margaret O. Szczur
Part 1
Secretary Francine Chipman 716-845-7481
Law Clerk   716-845-7482
Fax   716-845-7558
Judge Thomas DiMillo
Part 2
Secretary Jennifer Jones 716-845-9490
Law Clerk Christopher Brechtel 716-845-9489
Fax   716-845-5169

Hon. Kelly Brinkworth
Part 3

Secretary Angelica Hoak 716-845-7487
Law Clerk Shannon Filbert 716-845-7488
Fax   716-845-7554
Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo
Part 4
Secretary Marcy Kirkwood 716-845-7453
Law Clerk Thomas Smith 716-845-7474
Fax   716-845-7560

Hon. Lenora Foote-Beavers
Part 5

Secretary Patricia Hanavan 716-845-9435
Law Clerk Christopher Brechtel 716-515-4801
Fax   716-845-5155

Hon. Brenda M. Freedman
Part 6

Secretary Aleasa Foust 716-845-7475
Law Clerk Nicole Joseph Balsom
Jamie Leberer
Fax   716-845-7561
Hon. Deanne M. Tripi
Part 7
Secretary Lisa Rutkowski 716-845-7496
Law Clerk Kim Babat 716-845-7497
Fax   716-845-7556
Hon. Mary G. Carney
Part 8
Secretary Monique Pridgen 716-845-7493
Law Clerk Michelle Schwach 716-845-7494
Fax   716-845-7555

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Chief Clerk's Office

The Chief Clerk and Deputy Chief Clerk serve in a confidential capacity and are responsible for managing court operations related to case processing, budget and payroll preparation, deployment and management of non-judicial personnel, coordination with non-court agencies, and related duties

Chief Clerk
Kelly Buckley
(716) 845-7444

Deputy Chief Clerk
Lisa A. Virgilio
(716) 845-7445

Fax: (716) 845-7546

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Court Parts: Courtrooms at One Niagara Plaza

Parts 1 through 4 - 7th Floor
Parts 5 through 8 - 6th Floor
Parts 9 through 14 - 5th Floor
Parts 15 through 20 - 3rd Floor

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Court Attorney Referees

Phone: (716) 845-7450
Fax: (716) 845-7547

Donna M. Castiglione
Margaret Logan
Kathleen A. Crowley
Christine Saturnino
Tiffany Perry

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Support Magistrates

Support Magistrates have decision making power over all matters filed in Family Court that involve: non-contested paternity; child support and child support-related issues such as medical insurance, child care expenses; spousal support; enforcement or violation of these matters; and modification of these matters. The decisions of Support Magistrates are made in judicial setting with full right to object.

Phone: (716) 845-7465
Fax: (716) 845-7551

John J. Aman
Neil J. Bernholz
Julie A. Dee
John S. Wiencek
Kristen Maricle Zarcone

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Other Family Court Related Phone Information

Family Court Information - (716) 845-7400
Petition Processing - (716) 845-7420
Record Room - (716) 845-7401
Family Treatment Court - (716) 845-2741
Youth Part Intake - (716) 845-2735

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