Judge Mae D’Agostino, Northern New York U.S. District Court

Judge Mae D’Agostino

Northern New York U.S. District Court

Mae Avila D’Agostino was born in December 1954 in Albany, New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Siena College and earned a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University School of Law. She entered into the private practice of law.

She was nominated to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York by President Barack Obama. She was confirmed by the Senate in an 88-0 vote and received her commission in March 2011. She is the first woman to sit on the federal bench in Albany.

D’Agostino is a single mother of an adopted boy.

In the News…

U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino threw out a National Rifle Association lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for refusing to label gun shops as essential businesses allowed to stay open during the coronavirus lockdown he ordered in March.

She ruled the NRA did not have legal standing to sue the state on behalf of its members. She also denied the organization’s request to once again amend its complaint to try to show it had been injured by Cuomo’s actions because its staff had to answer phone calls about the closure of gun shops in the state.

”The proposed second amended complaint is completely devoid of any allegation detailing how the general support that was purportedly provided by Plaintiff, which consisted of fielding phone calls and providing advice to its members, was inconsistent with Plaintiff’s ordinary operations of advocating its members’ rights,” wrote D’Agostino.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge D’Agostino today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Judge Mae D’Agostino
Northern New York U.S. District Court
James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
445 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207


Back to top