Hon. Gary A, Graber (ret.)
Justice Gary Graber has served as the town justice for the Town of Darien, New York,
since January 1980. He is a past member of the Town and Village Court Education Curriculum
Committee and has taught criminal and administrative courses for the New York State Judicial
Institute and the New York State Office of Court Administration.
Justice Graber continues to be very active in the development and training of topics
relating to commercial driver’s licenses and commercial motor vehicles, including the
development of sentencing charts which assist the New York courts in properly disposing cases
that involve commercial motor vehicle equipment violations. As an alumnus and faculty member
of the National Judicial College since 2008 he continually instructs judicial personnel both in
their home states and virtually on all matters related to the commercial driver’s license.
He is an honorary member of the New York State Magistrates Court Clerks Association.
He is also a past president of the Genesee County Magistrates Association and has been a
member of the New York State Magistrates Association for over 42 years, serving as a past
president, vice president and director in that association as well as continuing to serve on several
He has received many awards, including the Leadership Award from the Genesee
County Magistrates, the 2005 Magistrate of the Year Award, the 2006 Criminal Justice Award
from Genesee County Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the 2006 Leadership Genesee Outstanding
Alumnus Award, and the 2013 Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety.
Upon retiring from his elected position on July 1, 2022, after 42.5 years of judicial
service as well as more than 40 years as a CDL holder employed as a driver and manager. Justice
Graber now serves as a newly appointed Judicial Ambassador at the National Judicial College,
Reno Nevada where he will devote his time to all issues involving commercial drivers license
and commercial motor vehicles to reduce crashes and save lives through education.
Hon. Gary A. Graber (ret.)