Phone: 518-462-0300
Fax: 518-462-5037

Immediately prior to joining Girvin & Ferlazzo, Gerard E. Maney was an Acting Supreme Court Justice and served as a New York State Family Court Judge in Albany County since 1991. In that capacity, he was the Supervising Judge for the Family Courts in the Third Judicial District from 2002 – 2016, and also presided over Surrogate Court cases. Drawing on his many years of judicial experience, Judge Maney’s expertise and areas of concentration are arbitration and mediation as vehicles for alternative dispute resolution. He has highly effective negotiating and settlement skills and techniques. In 2006, Judge Maney was awarded the Mediation Matters Bridge Builders Award.

Judge Maney was instrumental in establishing the Albany County Family Treatment Court and Juvenile Treatment Court and presided over all cases in those parts. He is a member of and past president of the Albany County Bar Association, a member of the New York State Bar Association and was a Chair of the Jurist in Residence Program at Siena College. Judge Maney frequently lectured on family law issues in continuing education programs throughout the State.

Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Maney was associated with the law firm of Scheiberling, Rogan and Maney and was Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Albany, New York. Judge Maney is a 1976 graduate of the Delaware Law School of Widener University, and is a 1971 graduate of Siena College.

Practice Areas

Public and Private Sector
• Arbitration
• Civil issues related to trusts, estates, guardianship

Memberships and Affiliations

• New York State Bar Association
• Albany County Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions

• Mediation Matters Bridge Builders Award
• Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Ambassadors Award
• National Drug Court Institute Recognition Award
• Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Equal Justice for All Award
• Outstanding Young Men of America Award


• Siena College
• Delaware Law School of Widener University, Juris Doctor

Court Admissions

• New York