Hon. Tyrone Thomas ButlerThe NYSALJA family is saddened to inform our members and friends of the passing of Hon. Tyrone T. Butler. He succumbed to a long battle with heart disease early in the morning of November 14, 2020.

He served as NYSALJA’s president from 1999-2000, during which time we sponsored a NAALJ annual meeting. 

Judge Butler attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1977. In 1981, he received his law degree from NYU Law School.

He was the Chief Judge of the NYS Health Department from 1988 until 2003. In 2003, he moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Chief ALJ of the Office of Administrative Hearings.  He held that position until his retirement in 2010.

His passing is a great loss for all.

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