McElduff Announces Bid for Orange County Surrogate

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Winter 2019

Drake Loeb PLLC is proud to announce that Partner Timothy P. McElduff, Jr. has announced his intent to run for Orange County Surrogate Court judge, a seat that will be vacated in 2019 upon the retirement of esteemed Judge Robert A. Onofry.

McElduff has been a member of the Drake Loeb PLLC family for more than a decade. Joining the firm as a litigator in civil and commercial matters, he quickly began to concentrate on Surrogate Court issues involving will contests, guardianships, and estate administration. He has also devoted much of his time to serving on the boards of Inspire, Inc. and the Minisink Valley Little League, where he is a past president and former vice president, and is a past member of the board of directors of the YMCA of Eastern Orange and Dutchess Counties.

His experience also goes beyond being a skillful lawyer and advisor to important community institutions.  For the past twelve years he has served as a three-times elected Town Justice in the Town of Wawayanda Justice Court. As Town Justice in one of Orange County's busiest town and village courts, McElduff has gained extensive experience in adjudicating thousands of civil, traffic, and criminal matters. He has developed a reputation as a tough but fair judge with a knack for maintaining compassionate control of his courtroom. He is a current member and past president of the Orange County Magistrates Association.

Our clients, and we at the firm, know McElduff to be intelligent, honest, and committed to excellence in everything he does. As Partner Glen L. Heller said, "During Tim's long tenure as a Town Justice, we have seen his passion for applying his knowledge to this role and serving his community in this way. When the opportunity presented itself for a run for Orange County Surrogate, we knew that would be a perfect fit for him.  He has not only the skill set to do it, but the integrity and the passion. I and his partners here at Drake Loeb wish him the best of luck on his new journey."