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Onondaga County Family Court

Address & Phone

Onondaga County Courthouse
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Fax: 315-671-1163


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

Office Hours:

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



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


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.

Judges, Chief Clerks, Support Magistrates & Attorneys

Chief Clerk IV
David Primo, Esq.

Deputy Chief Clerk IV
Tonya M. Younis

District Supervising Family Court Judge
Hon. Martha Walsh Hood
Phone: 315-428-3256
Fax: 315-428-3252

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

Family Court Judge
Hon. Michael Hanuszczak
Phone: 315-671-2010
Fax: 315-671-1166

Family Court Judge
Hon. Martha E. Mulroy
Phone: 315-671-2050
Fax: 315-671-1170

Family Court Judge
Hon. Michele Pirro-Bailey
Phone: 315-671-2030
Fax: 315-671-1168

Support Magistrate
Patricia L. DeRue
Phone: 315-671-2017
Fax: 315-671-1171

Support Magistrate
Karen Brandt
Phone: 315-671-2027
Fax: 315-671-1173

Support Magistrate
James L. Gorman
Phone: 315-671-4249
Fax: 315-671-1194

Support Magistrate
Susan Hamlin Nasci
Phone: 315-671-2019
Fax: 315-671-1172

Court Attorney/Referee
Thomas Benedetto, Esq
Phone: 315-671-4243
Fax: 315-671-1193

Court Attorney/Referee
William Rose, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-4273
Fax: 315-671-4664

Court Attorney/Referee
Salvatore Pavone, Esq.
Phone: 315-671-2021
Fax: 315-671-1197