Justice Anthony T. Kane was appointed to the Third Department effective July 31, 2002. He is a graduate of Iona College (1966) and Cornell Law School (1969). After his admission to the bar in 1970, he engaged in the private practice of law in Monticello from 1970 to 1985. From 1976 through 1984, Justice Kane served as Town Attorney for the Town of Forestburgh. Justice Kane was elected to the Supreme Court in 1995. He previously served as a Judge of the Family Court of Sullivan County from 1985 to 1991 and as a Judge of the County and Surrogate's Courts of Sullivan County from 1992 to 1995. Justice Kane was the resident Supreme Court Justice in Sullivan County from January 1996 until his appointment to the Appellate Division. Justice Kane retired from the bench at the end of 2009.