Gary Graber has served as the town justice for the Town of Darien, New York, since January 1980. He is a past member of the Town and Village Court Education Curriculum Committee and has taught criminal and administrative courses for the New York State Judicial Institute and the New York State Office of Court Administration. Justice Graber has also been very active in the development and training of topics relating to commercial motor vehicles, including the development of sentencing charts which assist the courts with dispositions of commercial motor vehicle equipment violations. In addition to many New York State seminars he has facilitated multiple national webcasts and conducted in live training in nine states. Recently, he was appointed by the Hon. Gail Prudenti, Chief Administrative Judge for the State of New York to sit as a member of the New York State Advisory Committee on Local Courts.
In addition to active involvement in CDL/CMV issues, Justice Graber is also actively involved in securing enhanced sentencing powers for New York, through legislation, in cases that involve possession/consumption of alcohol by underage youth, which include insured completion of alcohol awareness education. He is a past president of the Genesee County Magistrates Association and has been a member of the New York State Magistrates Association for 35 years, and serves as a past president in that association. He has received many awards, including the Leadership Award from the Genesee County Magistrates, the 2005 Magistrate of the Year Award, the 2006 Criminal Justice Award from Genesee County Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the 2006 Leadership Genesee Outstanding Alumnus Award and the 2013 Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety. Justice Graber is an alumnus of The National Judicial College and joined its faculty in 2008.