Justice Robert J. Lunn graduated from the University of Rochester in 1969 and earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1974. He was admitted to the bar in the following year. From 1976 until 1977, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County.
Lunn was thereafter engaged in the private practice of law until his election to the State Supreme Court in 1994. He also held the position of Town Judge in Penfield from 1992 until 1994. Lunn was designated by Governor George E. Pataki to the Appellate Division, Second Department in August 2005. In December of the following year, he was designated to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. In 2008, Justice Lunn failed to win reelection to both the Supreme Court and the Appellate Division. He retired from the bench on January 1, 2009 and returned to private practice.
Lunn was formerly a member or the New York Pattern Jury Instructions Committee and the Task Force Committee of the State Association of Justices of the Supreme Court. He has also written and lectured extensively, including editing and writing for the New York State Bench Book publication.
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