Dedication to Our Community.
Commitment to Public Service.
Keeping Experience on the Bench.
Since 2004, Judge William E. (“Bill”) McCarthy has served you as a New York State Supreme Court Judge. Judge McCarthy has handled thousands of matters at both the trial and appellate level and he has authored numerous decisions.
Judge McCarthy is a 1985 graduate of the State University College of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam and a 1988 graduate of Albany Law School.
Prior to taking judicial office, Judge McCarthy was senior assistant counsel to the Governor and served as a principal law clerk to three Supreme Court and Court of Claims judges. He has been an active member in many professional and charitable associations and affiliations, including the Albany County Bar Association, Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, the Albany VA Hospital; Disabled American Veterans, Equinox and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Judge McCarthy brings to the Third Judicial District more than 30 years of legal experience, skill, dedication and respect for our community. Experience is the most important qualification for a member of the judiciary.