David J. State is General Counsel for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. As such, he is responsible for the functions of the Authority’s legal and property management departments.
State was an assistant state attorney general prior to joining the NFTA in April 2011. Prior to that he was an administrative law judge with the New State Office of Temporary Disability and a JAG Officer (Major) for the Trial Counsel, 42nd Infantry Division.
He has previous experience as legal counsel to numerous boards and agencies including the Buffalo Common Council, Preservation Board, Elevator Safety Review Board and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.
An Iraq veteran, he served from May 2004 to Jan. 2006 when he was mobilized to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served with the Army Judge Advocate General Corps in Iraq.
He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and SUNY at Buffalo Law School.
He holds faculty positions at the University of Buffalo where he teaches Urban Development Law and Policy and at Erie Community College where he instructs on Business Law I and II.
He and his family reside in Buffalo, NY.