Karen Morris - Brighton Town Judge
Ticket 2 Ride Program

Big Sister Karen Morris
Judge Karen Morris and her "little sister" Jamie (Big Brother Program).


  • Citizen of the Year Award from Brighton Rotary, 2023.

  • Awarded the Delores Denman Award for fairness in the administration of justice and ensuring justice for all. Conferred by the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, 2016
  • Honored as a "Leader in Law" by the Daily record, and won the Nathaniel Award, awarded by a panel of Leaders in Law, 2016.
  • Recognized as one of "13 Extraordinary Women" by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, 2017.
  • Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Ticket to Ride, a new initiative seeking funding for bus transportation to enable indigent criminal defendants and former offenders to attend court, probation meetings, treatment, and job training.

  • Board Member, Delphi Rising
  • Women of Distinction Award, Girl Scouts of Western New York, 2011
  • Humanitarian Award recipient, Monroe Community Bar Association, 2009
  • Kiwanian of the Year, Brighton Kiwanis, 2007
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Brighton Rotary, 2008

  • Prior Girl Scout Leader - Anthony Square Troop

  • Woman of Influence Award - Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley, 2005

  • Community Service Award - Brighton Chamber of Commerce, 2001
  • Alternatives for Battered Women (now The Willow Domestic Violence Center) - Past President

  • Server at Salem Soup Kitchen every Monday lunch
  • Brighton Kiwanis - Past President and Current Member
  • Brighton Community Task Force on Substance Abuse - Past Member
  • Former Brighton Soccer Recreation League Coach

  • Prior Board Member - Threshold Center for Youth
  • Community Partners for Youth; Big Sister -1994 - present
    honored in 1998 and 1995 for outstanding service
  • Temple B'rith Kodesh
    Former Board of Trustees Member
    Special Volunteer Award, 2000
    Debate Coach - High School Youth Group Debate Team
  • Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Former Board of Directors Member
  • United Way of Greater Rochester
    Past Chair - Allocation Committee, Youth Section
  • Judge
    Teen Court
    Boy/Girl Scouts Mock Trials
  • Monroe Community Legal Services Corporation
    Past Board Member & Committee Chair
  • Prior Columnist - Greater Rochester Track Club Newsletter
    "The View from the Back of the Pack"

  • Performs as a magician at Rotary, Kiwanis and other charitable events

As a Kiwanis project, she plays Santa's helper and sometimes Santa for various charitable agencies' Christmas parties.

Questions or comments?   E-mail Judge Morris at JudgeKaren@aol.com or call 256-0160