Hon. Frank P. Geraci Jr. '77
Monroe County Court Judge
Rochester, New York
Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. has been a Monroe County Court judge since he was elected to the position in November 1998. He earned both his bachelor¿s degree and his juris doctorate at the University of Dayton.
Between college and law school, Judge Geraci served as the deputy clerk of the City Court of Rochester. After being sworn in as an attorney, he began working in the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. As a special assistant district attorney, Judge Geraci prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including DWIs, burglaries, rapes, robberies and homicides. While in the District Attorney's Office, Judge Geraci headed the DWI Bureau and the Organized Crime-Investigations Bureau. He also worked in the Career Criminals Bureau.
In 1983, Judge Geraci was appointed as assistant United States attorney in the Western District of New York. He represented various agencies of the federal government, including the FBI, IRS, DEA and Secret Service. Bank robberies, drug conspiracies, prison escapes, threats against the president and fraud were some of the many types of cases Judge Geraci handled during his tenure in this office.
In 1987, Judge Geraci formed a partnership with Jonathan Feldman, who is now a United States magistrate judge. The law firm of Geraci and Feldman specialized in the litigation of civil and criminal cases.
In November of 1991, he was elected to serve as a Rochester City Court judge. He held this position until he was elected to his current position in 1998. As a Rochester City Court judge, he was active in supporting alternative programs designed to help break the cycle of criminal activity in the Rochester community, like the Day Reporting Center, the Rochester Drug Treatment Court and the Rochester Teen Court.
Judge Geraci has been active in the Monroe County Bar Association and served on the Board of Trustees, Law Day Committee and Memorial Committee. He has served as cochair of the Seventh Judicial District's Committee to Promote Trust and Confidence in the Legal System and was president Board of Directors for the University of Dayton National Alumni Association and president of the UD Alumni Association's Rochester Chapter.