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Jeffrey Markello


Jeffrey Markello is a native of East Aurora, NY and graduate of the University of Rochester (1987) and the State University of New York Buffalo School of Law (1990).

Having litigated hotly contested personal injury, family law, and other civil and criminal cases throughout his career, Jeff is now also trained in the principals of mediation and collaborative law.  His practice is focused on helping clients resolve their legal disputes in the most effective manner to suit their individual needs. 

Sitting as Aurora Town Judge since 2009, he adjudicates both criminal and civil matters. His public service is representative of his commitment to the East Aurora community where he and his wife are raising their children. He previously served on the East Aurora Board of Education for 9 years from 1993-2002, as Aurora Town Prosecutor and Deputy Town Attorney for 7 years from 2002-2009, and as the Sardinia Town Prosecutor from 2006-2009.

Jeff has been appointed by New York State Supreme and Family Court Judges to serve as Court Evaluator, Referee, Guardian Ad Litem, Attorney for Children or Incapacitated Persons, and he has also served as a Buffalo City Court Small Claims Hearing Officer for more than 10 years. He has continuously been a member in good standing with the Bars of both New York State and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1991, and is active in the Erie County Bar Association where he is Chair of Practice and Procedure in Justice Courts.

Jeff is past President of the WNY Collaborative Law Professionals, Ltd. (www.divorce-buffalo.com), and serves on the Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee for ITT Technical Institute.  As an associate counsel and closing agent for a number of title companies, he is active overseeing the firm’s busy real estate practice which involves closing of both commercial and residential transactions.

Giving back to the community through charitable work, Jeff serves as a Trustee on the Foundation Boards for the East Aurora Educational Foundation, Suburban Adult Services and the East Aurora Rotary Club, a civic service organization over which he is also presided a past President.

Email: jmarkello@elmalaw.com