Richard Finning, Town Justice
Patrick J Loftus, Town Justice
There are two Town Justices, one elected every two years for a four-year term, in the Town of Orangetown. They are assisted by a court clerk, Maureen McGrath an Assistant Court Clerk, three full-time clerks and one part-time clerk. The Justice Court has general jurisdiction over criminal, civil, and vehicle and traffic within the Town. Civil jurisdiction is limited to matters up to $3,000 where the Plaintiff or Defendant lives, has a place of business or works in Orangetown and the other party may be served in the County of Rockland. There is a Small Claims part of the Court - with jurisdiction up to $3,000. However, jurisdiction is based upon the Defendant living, working or maintaining a place of business in Orangetown.
Richard C. Finning is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He has practiced law for over 20 years. Justice Finning has been active in community affairs and has served as Trustee of the Orangeburg Library, as President of the Blauvelt Lions Club, Coach for the OMM Soccer League, and a member of the South Orangetown Rotary Club.
Patrick J. Loftus graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987 and Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1990. Previously, Judge Loftus has served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for Rockland County and a Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Orangetown.