Log In

Barbara Joan Paul Ciuffa

Barbara Joan Paul Ciuffa, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1984, Michigan 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Recipient grant New York State Department Education, 1977.


Ciuffa, Barbara Joan Paul was born on June 5, 1939 in New York City. Daughter of Leo Robert and Agatha (Pugatch) Paul.


Bachelor, Alfred University, 1960. Certified computer programming, Mohawk Valley Technology Institute, 1962. Certified electrical house wiring, Board Cooperative Educational Services, 1971.

Master of Science in Elementary Education, Hofstra University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Syracuse University, 1982.


Physicist aide, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1960-1961;social worker, Oneida County Welfare Department, Utica, New York, 1961-1963;teacher, elementary schools, adult education, jails, New York, North Dakota, 1963-1980;lecturer, State University of New York, Brockport, 1983-1984;staff attorney, Legal Aid Society Wayne County, Lyons, New York, 1985-1987;sole practice law, New York, 1984-1990;sole practice law, Michigan, since 1991;law clerk to chief judge, Kalamazoo (Michigan) County Circuit Court, 1990-1991;sole practice law, Kalamazoo, since 1991. Adjunct faculty Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo College, 1991-1993, Davenport College, 1996-1997.


Spokesperson Support Concered Residents Against Pollution, Broome County, New York, 1975. Democratic candidate Broome county legislator, 1976, village justice, Newark, New York, 1984, town justice Arcadia, New York, 1985. Core coordinator Newark Memorial Playground Committee, 1985, 86.

Board directors Homer's Kids, Newark. Volunteer Kalamazoo Area Academy Achievement Program, 1996-1997. Member Business and Professional Women (vice president scholarship chairman, Woman of Year 1987), Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association Michigan (Southwest region).


Married Ben Richard Ciuffa, September 2, 1961. Children: Jodie Jill, Christopher Jared.