About John Gavenda

I have been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in real estate, matrimonial, family court, estates, and bankruptcy matters. Running a sole practice for over twenty-five years, I’ve also served as Assistant County Attorney and Village Attorney for the Village of Albion. In addition to my legal experience, I’ve taught as an adjunct professor at Genesee Community College and served on the Board of Directors of United Frontier Mutual Insurance Co.

Legal Experience

1983-Present: John C. Gavenda, Attorney at Law. Attorney in private practice.
1985-Present: Orleans County Assistant County Attorney.
1993-2008: Small Claims Assessment Review. Hearing Examiner.
1999-2006: Town Justice. Town of Albion Justice Court.
2000-Present: Village Attorney for Village of Albion.
2006-2011: Town Attorney for the Town of Albion.

Teaching Experience

2002-Present: Genesee Community College, Adjunct Professor. Teaching real estate, bankruptcy and trusts, estate law, family law, and torts in the paralegal program
1986-1998: National Safety Council, Defensive Driving Instructor.


1981: Juris Doctor. Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Lansing, Michigan.
1978: Bachelor of Professional Studies. State University of New York at Brockport. Brockport, New York.

Professional Affiliations

Orleans County Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association
New York Public Welfare Association

Community Involvement

Board Member of Civil Defense, Orleans County