Justice Eugene P. Devine was appointed to the Appellate Division, Third Department on April 15, 2014. He is a graduate of Villanova University and Albany Law School. He engaged in private practice for over 30 years. He was an Assistant Public Defender in Albany County and, from 1996 until 2006, the Public Defender of Albany County. He has also served as chief counsel for the Albany County Department of Social Services and as a member of the New York State Judicial Advisory Council. Justice Devine was elected to the Supreme Court from the Third Judicial District in 2006. He was the recipient in 2013 of the Harold E. Koreman Award given by the State Trial Lawyers’ Association for his commitment to the administration of Justice with fairness and compassion. He has served as an adjunct professor of business law at both the College of St. Rose and Siena College. Justice Devine retired from the bench in November 2020.