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The New York State trial courts for Cattaraugus County include Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court and Surrogate Court. There are two multi-bench county court judges who preside in County, Family and Surrogate Court and are assigned as acting supreme court justices.

The judges are required to be proficient in various areas of legal practice and procedure since they hear cases in all four courts. The judges are elected to ten-year terms.  The Cattaraugus County Court facilities are located in Little Valley and Olean.


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Judges


Hon. Moses Mark Howden

One Leo Moss Drive, Olean, NY 14760

Phone: 716-379-6614
Fax: 716-373-0449

Hon. Jeremiah J. Moriarty III

303 Court Street - 2nd Floor, Little Valley, NY 14755 

Phone: 716-379-6647
Fax: 716-938-6413

Hon. Ronald D. Ploetz

303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755

Phone: 716-379-6643
Fax: 716-938-6413