My name is Maria Cubillos Reed and I am running for Monroe County Family Court Judge. My goal is to build a strong foundation for the future of our community’s most vulnerable citizens, our children, one case at a time. I am passionate about meeting families, listening to their stories, and helping them find success in their lives and the lives of their children.
I am proud to be the only candidate running who speaks Spanish and if elected, I would become Monroe County’s first Hispanic Family Court Judge. My family came to the United States from Colombia when I was eight years old. My parents sacrificed everything for my sisters and me, leaving the country that they loved and our family behind to give us a better future. I have seen firsthand what having a high level of support can accomplish, and I’ve always wanted to extend that to others.
Family is everything. And my husband and I instill that motto in our daughters the same way it was instilled in us growing up. It starts with family.
I currently have a law practice focusing primarily on family law. I am in Family Court daily, representing parents, legal guardians, foster parents, and most importantly, children, in abuse and neglect, custody, and juvenile delinquency matters. I have the background and experience necessary to be an effective, compassionate, and fair judge.
Maria Cubillos Reed has been recognized by several organizations for her legal accomplishments.
- Recognized as one of the region's top power players in the legal industry for Rochester Business Journal and New York Daily Record's Power 50 Law list – 2023
- Awarded the Western Bar Association of Women Attorneys’ Hanna S. Cohn award for pro bono service – 2022
- Honored by the Daily Record with the Excellence in Law - Top Women in Law Award – 2021
- Awarded the Empire State Counsel Award for performing over 50 hours of pro bono service to low-income individuals – 2017