RYE, N.Y. -- Rye Mayor Joe Sack announced the appointment of Robert S. Cypher, Jr., as part-time Rye City Court judge on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Cypher, a former member of the Rye City Council from 2002 to 2005, is a litigator who handles general liability insurance defense matters. He joins full-time Rye City Court Judge Joseph Latwin on the bench and fills the opening created by the retirement of part-time Rye City Court Judge Richard Runes.
“I am pleased to accept this appointment,” Cypher said in a statement. “As part-time Rye City Court Judge, I look forward to applying my legal background in a way that treats people fairly and with respect.”
Cypher is a graduate of Fairfield University and Fordham Law School. Upon graduating from Fordham, Cypher joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an attorney in the office of the Judge Advocate General.
“Bob has a background with the right mix of trial experience and community ties, which will serve him well in this role,” Sack said in a statement. “I appreciate that Bob has stepped forward to take on this responsibility.”