Jerome D. Schad was appointed as a Commissioner to the ECWA in November 2013 and is serving his first term. A graduate of Geneva College, Duquesne University and the University at Buffalo Law School, Mr. Schad was admitted into law in New York State in 1972; his private practice legal career spans 45+ years.
A former partner at Hodgson Russ LLP, Mr. Schad focused on tort, commercial and civil litigation and state and federal law compliance related to disability. He has represented and advised both private and public entities and has litigated cases in the New York State Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western New York District. Mr. Schad has also managed appeals to the Third and Fourth Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court and New York State Court of Appeals.
Most recently Mr. Schad was Majority Counsel to the Erie County Legislature, where he provided counsel on matters related to the Erie County Charter and state and federal laws impacting the operation of county government.