Justice Gruber was elected to the office of Town Justice for the Town of Tonawanda in 2008. Prior to that, he served as a judge for the Village of Kenmore for 24 years. Justice Gruber is also a trial attorney in private practice with the law firm of Roach, Brown, McCarthy and Gruber, P.C., in the City of Buffalo.
He is admitted to practice law before the New York State Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals and the United States District Court. He has served as an instructor for the NYS Court System for the training of town and village justices. He is a member of the New York State Magistrates Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, The Bar Association of Erie County and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
His community involvement includes service to his church, neighborhood schools, the Bar Association of Erie County, the University of Buffalo Law School, the New York State Bar Association, the Citizens Police Academy of the Kenmore Police Department and the Citizens Police Academy of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.
Justice Gruber is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Villanova University, Villanova, PA. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo , Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence. He was admitted to the NYS Bar in 1980.
Justice Gruber resides in the Town of Tonawanda with his wife, Mara (Maranto).
On behalf of the entire Town Board, I want to welcome you to the new Town of Tonawanda website! Whether you are a resident or business owner who frequently visits the site for various forms or for information on public events, or someone who is visiting the site for the first time, we hope you find this site helpful.
Joseph H. Emminger
The Town of Tonawanda is made up of not only residents and businesses in our community but also of dedicated and supportive service clubs and volunteer groups who have been serving us for decades. Without these groups, the Town would not be the place it is today and we are grateful for their dedication and support. Please consider joining one of these service clubs, volunteer fire departments or other volunteer groups in your community. Click the links below for more information about each group, club, or fire department.
Volunteer Fire Departments