Hon. Harriet E. Gair


Hon. Harriet E. Gair graduated from NYU School of Law, receiving her LLB in 1940 and began the practice of law at the firm of her husband, Harry A. Gair. In 1945, she became Managing Partner at Gair & Gair. From 1976 to 1981, she served as an elected Town Justice in Putnam County. During Judge Gair’s term on the bench, she was engaged in civil and criminal law. In addition, she was President of the Putnam Valley Free Library Board of Trustees, the Mid-Hudson Library System, and was a member of the Town Board of Putnam Valley. With Judge Gair’s continuing interest in Judaism, she devoted herself to worthy Jewish causes and jurisprudence, and was honored by the Institute of Jewish Humanities. Judge Gair passed away in 2006 at the age of 100. Her son, Anthony Gair, is an NYWBA member and sponsor, and a partner in the successor firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.