BROOME – Citing over two decades of experience at all levels of the court system and years of important public and community service experience, Binghamton attorney Oliver Blaise is seeking a seat for the state supreme court in the sixth judicial district.
Blaise said he is in the process of building support for his candidacy for Supreme Court. The announcement of Blaise’s candidacy followed the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Ferris D. Lebous would be retiring and not seeking election this year.
Blaise is currently a partner at Coughlin & Gerhart in Binghamton. He became a partner at Coughlin & Gerhart in 2004 and joined the firm in 1997. He was admitted to the bar in 1998.
“The decisions made in State Supreme Court can affect everyone who lives and works in the 10 counties of the Sixth Judicial District, and residents need an experienced and capable judiciary serving them. I will be a fair, effective and responsive judge, and work to meet the highest standards of judicial service needed for our region,” said Blaise.
During more than two decades as attorney with Coughlin & Gerhart, Blaise has gained vast experience concentrating on municipal law and civil litigation in the region. He has served as general counsel to towns, fire districts and fire companies, and litigation counsel to towns, counties, villages and school districts.