Justice Anthony V. Cardona
was designated a Justice of the Third Department on September 8, 1993.
He was appointed Presiding Justice on January 1, 1994. Presiding
Justice Cardona of Westerlo, just outside Albany, graduated from Manhattan
College in 1962. He was in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1967,
serving as a Naval officer in the Vietnam War. Following his honorable
discharge, he attended Albany Law School and graduated in 1970. He
practiced law in Albany for 14 years, a span which included a two-year
period as an attorney with the Albany County Public Defender's Office and
one year's service as Coeymans Town Attorney.
Presiding Justice Cardona's judicial career started as Albany County Family
Court Judge in 1985, where he served until he was elected to the Supreme
Court in 1990. He was appointed district Administrative Judge for
the Third Judicial District in January 1992 and served in that capacity
until his designation to the Third Department.