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Civil Court
All appointments and reappointments were approved by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary and the New York City Bar's Committee on Judiciary.

Judge Richard N. Allman
Judge Stephen Antignani   
Judge Michelle Armstrong
Judge Alan M. Beckoff
Judge Miriam R. Best
Judge Tracey Bing
Judge Diana Boyar
Judge Marcelle Brandes f
Judge Ernest Cavallo
Judge Abraham L. Clott
Judge Ellen M. Coin
Judge Alma Cordova
Judge Miriam Cyrulnik
Judge Susan S. Danoff
Judge Catherine M. DiDomenico
Judge Monica Drinane
Judge Curtis Farber
Judge Adetokunbo Fasanya

Judge Anthony J. Ferrara
Judge Lenora Gerald
Judge David Godosky 
Judge Ilana Gruebel
Judge John Hecht
Judge Gilbert C. Hong
Judge Laura Johnson 
Judge Robert D. Kalish
Judge Susan K. Knipps 
Judge Elisa Koenderman 
Judge Jeffrey D. Lebowitz

Judge Judith S. Lieb 
Judge Karen I. Lupuloff

Judge Myrna Martinez-Perez
Judge Kevin B. McGrath, Jr.
Judge William L. McGuire, Jr.
Judge Robert Mandelbaum
Judge Gia Morris
Judge Mary R. O'Donoghue
Judge Laurie Peterson 
Judge Erik Pitchal 
Judge Joanne Quinones
Judge Ronald Richter
Judge Julio Rodriguez 
Judge Raymond Rodriguez 
Judge Jeanette Ruiz
Judge Ann Scherzer
Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino, Jr.
Judge Fernando Silva
Judge Ruth E. Smith
Judge Robert M. Stolz
Judge Charles Troia
Judge Lillian Wan 
Judge Amanda White
Judge Marc J. Whiten
Judge Michael Yavinsky
Judge Alex J. Zigman
Judge John Zoll

Judge Richard Allman was reappointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge. Judge Allman was first appointed by Mayor Giuliani in 1999. He has served as associate appellate counsel at the Legal Aid Society and law secretary to New York State Court of Claims Judge Phyllis Skloot Bamberger. Judge Allman received a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Reappointed January 2002. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2002).

Judge Stephen Antignani was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2012 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He served with the Queens County District Attorney's Office and was the Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Bureau and Chief of the Public Corruption Bureau of the Nassau County District Attorney's Office. Appointed July 2012. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2013).

Judge Michelle Armstrong was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2011 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She graduated from Hampton University and received her law degree from George Washington University, National Law Center. She served with the Kings County District Attorney's Office for eleven years holding various positions including Executive Assistant District Attorney. Subsequently, she was a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense work. Appointed September 2011; reappointed January 2012. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2012).

Judge Alan Beckoff was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2008, and has been presiding in Family Court. Judge Beckoff graduated from Lafayette College and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Prior to his appointment, Judge Beckoff served as an attorney with the New York City Law Department for nearly 21 years. He also served as an attorney with the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Finance. Appointed September 2008. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2008; reappointed May 2011).

Judge Miriam Best was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in June 2003. She is a graduate of Yale University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Judge Best worked in the private sector and later served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County and New York County District Attorney's Office, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City, and the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District where she held supervisory and senior positions. Appointed June 2003; reappointed January 2004 and January 2005. (Appointed to the Criminal Court October 2005; reappointed January 2013).

Judge Tracey Bing was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in October 2013 and has been serving in Family Court. She graduated from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook and C.U.N.Y. School of Law. She has served with Harlem Legal Services, the Legal Aid Society, and as Director of the Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit of Manhattan Legal Services. Appointed October 2013. Reappointed January 2014. 

Judge Diana Boyar was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2010 and January 2014, and has been serving in the Criminal Court. She graduated from The University of Arizona and received her law degree from Temple Law School. She was a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division and was a supervisor for the Brooklyn Defender Services. Appointed January 2010; January 2014. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2011).

Judge Marcelle Brandes was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Family Court.  She graduated from Rutgers University and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.  She served with the New York State Unified Court System as a Court Attorney in Civil and Supreme Court, and as a Court Attorney Referee in Family Court. Appointed January 2013.

Judge Ernest Cavallo was appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in August 2006 and presided in Civil Court. Judge Cavallo graduated from Hamilton College, received a master's degree from New York University, and received his law degree from Fordham Law School. He had served as a Housing Court Judge for almost ten years and was the Supervising Judge of New York County's Housing Court for six of those years. Prior to that, he served with the New York City Law Department for close to eleven years, including as Chief of the New York County Tort Division. Appointed August 2006; reappointed January 2007, January 2008.

Judge Abraham Clott was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Judge Clott formerly served in the Legal Aid Society, was in private practice, and was a law clerk to a federal judge. Appointed January 2004; reappointed January 2005 and January 2006. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2007; reappointed January 2009).

Judge Ellen Coin was reappointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2002. Judge Coin was first appointed by Mayor Giuliani in 1998. She formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, Special Attorney for the Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force, and was a partner at Shapiro and Schwartz and at Graubard, Mollen, and Miller. Judge Coin received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Reappointed January 2002. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2002; reappointed December 2003 and January 2014).

Judge Alma Cordova was appointed to the bench as a Family Court Judge in August 1993. She is a graduate of Lehman College and received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She previously served as a Family Court Hearing Examiner, served in the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, and worked for the Legal Aid Society. Appointed December 2005; reappointed January 2006. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2007).

Judge Miriam Cyrulnik served for more than twenty years as Law Secretary to the Honorable Michael Pesce, the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Term. She had been designated by the Chief Administrative Judge as a Special Referee for Matrimonial Matters, and also served as an arbitrator in Small Claims Court. She earned her B.A. from Brooklyn College and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Appointed June 2003. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2003; reappointed December 2005).

Judge Susan Danoff is a graduate of Fordham University and The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she was a referee at the Kings County Family Court. Appointed August 2004. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2004; reappointed April 2011).

Judge Catherine DiDomenico formerly served as an Impartial Hearing Officer with the New York City Department of Education and as an Administrative Law Judge with the New York City Environmental Control Board. She was also an associate for a private firm as well as legal counsel to a Congressman. Judge DiDomenico graduated from Fordham University and Fordham Law School. Appointed January 2005. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2005; reappointed January 2007).

Judge Monica Drinane was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in August 2004. She has been serving in the Family Court and is currently the Supervising Judge of Bronx County Family Court. She is a graduate of St. John's University, she received her master’s degree from Fordham University, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She had spent her entire legal career with the Legal Aid Society for nearly 23 years, where she last served as Attorney-in-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Division. Appointed August 2004; reappointed January 2005, January 2006 and January 2007. (Appointed to the Family Court January 2008).

Judge Curtis Farber was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2012 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office and was a solo criminal defense practitioner for 20 years. Appointed July 2012. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2012).

Judge Adetokunbo Fasanya was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in October 2013 and has been serving in Family Court. He graduated from the University of Ife in Nigeria and from the Nigerian Law School. Prior to his appointment, he served with the New York City Child Welfare Administration and was in private practice for 14 years specializing in several areas including family law. Appointed October 2013. Reappointed January 2014.

Judge Anthony Ferrara was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2004. He has been serving in Criminal Court. Judge Ferrara is a graduate of Manhattan College and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Judge Ferrara formerly served in the New York County District Attorney's Office and was also in private practice. Appointed January 2004; reappointed January 2005, January 2006, and January 2007. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2008).

Judge Lenora Gerald was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2008 and presides in Criminal Court. She was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 2001, and reappointed in 2002 and 2003. She was appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2003, and appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Spitzer in June 2007. She has spent practically her entire legal career in the court system, serving as the Principal Law Clerk to Justice Alfred Lerner of the Appellate Division, Second Department, for nearly 10 years prior to her initial appointment. Judge Gerald is a graduate of St. John's University and St. John's University School of Law. Appointed September 2008. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court December 2001; reappointed January 2002 and January 2003. Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2003. Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2009).

Judge David Godosky was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2009 and had served in the Criminal Court. Judge Godosky received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his law degree from Cornell Law School. He served with the Bronx County District Attorney's Office and was most recently a senior associate at a private law firm. Appointed January 2009; reappointed January 2010.

Judge Ilana Gruebel was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2010 and has been serving in the Family Court. She graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton and received her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She served as a Bureau Chief of the Family Court Division of the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, she served in the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division in New York City, and was most recently a Court Attorney Referee in Family Court, Kings County. Appointed January 2010. (Appointed to the Family Court August 2010).

Judge John T. Hecht was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2011 and is serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Principal Court Attorney in Supreme Court, was a Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Society, was a litigation associate for private firms, and clerked for a federal judge. Appointed January 2011. (Appointed to the Criminal Court September 2011).

Judge Gilbert Hong was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2007. He has been presiding in Criminal Court. Judge Hong received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his law degree from Cornell Law School. He served with the New York County District Attorney's Office, New York City's Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and was the Criminal Law Liaison for the United States Department of Justice/American Bar Association's Criminal Law Reform Project in Moscow, Russia. Appointed July 2007; reappointed January 2008. (Appointed to the Criminal Court September 2008; reappointed January 2011).

Judge Laura Johnson was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and the Legal Aid Society including as Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Appeals Bureau. She also served as an Assistant Solicitor General. Appointed January 2013. Reappointed January 2014.

Judge Robert Kalish was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in October 2005. He had presided in Civil Court and is currently serving in Criminal Court. Judge Kalish is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and his L.L.M. in tax law from New York University Law School. Judge Kalish's legal career includes nearly 30 years of public service with the New York City Law Department where he last served as the Chief of Brooklyn's Tort Division. He also served as a law assistant with the New York State Supreme Court, First Department for two years. Appointed October 2005; reappointed January 2006, January 2007, January 2008, January 2009, January 2010. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2010).

Judge Susan Knipps, who serves as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and former Supervising Judge of the New York County Family Court, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 2000. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Knipps served in various positions in the courts, including Deputy Counsel to Chief Judge Judith Kaye. Judge Knipps is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and Yale Law School. Reappointed January 2002, January 2003 and January 2004. (Appointed to the Family Court August 2004).

Judge Elisa Koenderman was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2007. She has been serving in Criminal Court. Judge Koenderman is a graduate of Barnard College and received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Judge Koenderman was formerly with the Bronx County District Attorney's Office for 23 years where she last served as the Chief of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau. Appointed to the Interim Civil Court in July 2007. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2008).

Judge Jeffrey Lebowitz was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 1993. Judge Lebowitz was formerly Law Secretary to Judge Phillip Chetta. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. Reappointed January 2002, January 2003 and January 2004. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2004).

Judge Judith Lieb was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 1999 after serving as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Lieb received a B.A. from the American University and her J.D. from Michigan Law School. Reappointed January 2002, January 2003 and January 2004. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2004; reappointed January 2012).

Judge Karen Lupuloff formerly worked at the Office of the New York State Attorney General and also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney's Office. She is a graduate of American University and Temple University School of Law. Appointed January 2005. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2005; reappointed December 2005).

Judge Robert Mandelbaum was appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in November 2006. He has been serving in Criminal Court. Judge Mandelbaum received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his law degree from New York University School of Law. He most recently served as Chief Judge Judith Kaye's law clerk for over three years and prior to that, was with the New York County Defenders Services, the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division as a criminal defense attorney and Acting Director of Training. Appointed November 2006; reappointed January 2007. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2008).

Judge Myrna Martinez-Perez had previously been appointed to the Family Court in 1990 and reappointed in 1992. Judge Martinez-Perez received a B.A. from the State University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College and J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. Appointed June 2002. (Reappointed to the Family Court December 2002).

Judge Kevin McGrath, Jr., was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2008. He has been presiding in Criminal Court. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and Fordham University School of Law. Judge McGrath spent his entire legal career with the Kings County District Attorney's Office, where he last served as Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau. Appointed September 2008. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2009).

Judge William McGuire Jr., served for over twenty-five years at the New York County District Attorney's Office, including ten years as a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Trial Division. An active member of his community, Judge McGuire serves as a board member of the St. Agnes Catholic Youth Organization. He earned his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Appointed June 2003. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2003; Reappointed January 2014).

Judge Gia Morris was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2011 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and her law degree from Cardozo School of Law. She was an associate for a private law firm, served with the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and held high-level positions with the New York City Department of Investigation, the New York State Banking Department, and the New York City Department of Correction. Appointed September 2011; reappointed January 2012. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2013).

Judge Mary O'Donoghue was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2003. Prior to her appointment, she served as Administrative Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York. She was also Chief of the Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Crimes Bureau at the New York County District Attorney's Office. Judge O'Donoghue received a B.A. from Manhattanville College, M.P.S. from Long Island University and J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Appointed January 2003; reappointed January 2004. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2004. Appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2009; reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2010. Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2010).

Judge Laurie Peterson was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She graduated from Brandeis University and received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She served with the Legal Aid Society as a Supervising Attorney, worked for Queens Law Associates, and was a Principal Court Attorney to a Supervising Judge of the Criminal Court. Appointed January 2013. Reappointed January 2014.

Judge Erik Pitchal was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Family Court. He graduated from Brown University and received his law degree from Yale Law School. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Legal Aid Society in the Juvenile Rights Division, worked for Children’s Rights, and was the Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at Suffolk University Law School. He was also a consultant in child welfare and juvenile justice. Appointed January 2013. Reappointed January 2014.

Judge Joanne Quinones was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2010 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She graduated from Brown University and received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she served as a Court Attorney in Supreme, Criminal, and Civil Court. She was also a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division. Appointed September 2010.(Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2010; reappointed January 2013).

Judge Ronald Richter was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2009 and had served in Family Court. Judge Richter graduated from Tufts University, received his law degree from Boston University School of Law, and a master's degree from Boston University College of Communication. Judge Richter most recently served as the Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services. He has also served as the New York City Family Services Coordinator for the Mayor's Office and worked for the Legal Aid Society for nearly 14 years, where he last served as Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Division. Appointed January 2009. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2009 and December 2013).

Judge Julio Rodriguez was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Temple School of Law. He served with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and held executive positions with the New York City Department of Investigation and the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Appointed January 2013. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2013).

Judge Raymond Rodriguez was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2013 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office and was a solo practitioner for almost nine years specializing in criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Appointed January 2013. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2013).

Judge Jeanette Ruiz was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2007. She has been presiding in Family Court. Judge Ruiz received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College, her master's degree from Columbia University's School of Social Work, and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to her appointment, Judge Ruiz served as a law clerk, was with New York City's Law Department and the Department of Business Services, served as General Counsel to the Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services, and most recently served as the Deputy Commissioner, Division of Family Permanency Services for New York City's Administration for Children's Services. Appointed July 2007; reappointed January 2008. (Appointed to the Family Court April 2008).

Judge Ann Scherzer was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2012 and has been serving in Criminal Court. She graduated from the University of Michigan and received her law degree from Boston University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York County District Attorney's Office, the New York City Law Department, and the Appellate Division's Departmental Disciplinary Committee. Appointed January 2012. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2013).

Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. formerly worked for ten years with the New York State Unified Court System in Richmond County. He is a graduate of St. John's University and received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Appointed January 2005. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2005).

Judge Fernando Silva was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2010. He is a graduate of Catholic University and received his law degree from Boston College. Prior to his appointment, Judge Silva worked for the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division for nearly 6 years having last served as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge. He subsequently joined the New York State Unified Court System and served as a Principal Court Attorney for 16 years in Family Court and Supreme Court. Appointed September 2010. (Appointed to the Family Court January 2011).

Judge Ruth Smith was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in June 2003. Prior to her appointment, she was Assistant Deputy Chief Court Attorney for the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. Previously, she was an attorney in private practice and an Assistant District Attorney in New York County, where she was Chief of the Special Narcotics Asset Forfeiture Unit. Judge Smith is a graduate of Lincoln University and earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Appointed June 2003; reappointed January 2004 and January 2005. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2005).

Judge Robert Stolz was reappointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge. Judge Stolz was first appointed by Mayor Giuliani in 1995. He formerly served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, as an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Provost, Colt and Mosle, and as a partner at Rosenblatt, Mass, Wirfel, and Stolz. Judge Stolz received a B.A. from Columbia College and a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. Reappointed January 2002. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2002; reappointed January 2012).

Judge Charles Troia was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2010 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from St. John's University and his J.D. from St. John's University Law School. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Principal Court Attorney in Supreme Court, he was a senior trial attorney for a law firm, and he worked in the New York City Law Department's Tort Division. Appointed September 2010; reappointed January 2011. (Appointed to the Criminal Court September 2011).

Judge Lillian Wan was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2012 and has been serving in Family Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and her law degree from Albany Law School. She worked for the New York City Administration for Children's Services as Executive Agency Counsel and was a Court Attorney-Referee in Surrogate's Court. Appointed July 2012. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2012).

Judge Amanda White was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2011 and is serving in Family Court. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from New York University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she worked in the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division for 18 years, having last served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Bronx Office. Appointed January 2011. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2011; reappointed August 2012).

Judge Marc Whiten was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2007. He has been presiding in Criminal Court. Judge Whiten graduated from Carroll College and New York Law School. His legal career includes service with the Bronx County District Attorney's Office, as an associate with a private law firm, and most recently as a partner for a private law firm. Appointed July 2007; reappointed January 2008. (Appointed to the Family Court December 2011; reappointed August 2012)

Judge Michael Yavinsky was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2009 and has been serving in the Criminal Court. Judge Yavinsky received his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Judge Yavinsky was formerly with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division, Queens Law Associates, and the New York State Unified Court System where he last served as Chief Court Attorney for New York City Criminal Court. Appointed January 2009. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2010).

Judge Alex Zigman was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2004. He is a graduate of Queens College and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He most recently served in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office as a Senior Investigative Assistant District Attorney. Appointed January 2004; reappointed January 2005 and January 2006. (Appointed to the Criminal Court January 2007).

Judge John Zoll was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2010 and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Principal Court Attorney and Supervising Court Attorney in Criminal Court, he was a solo practitioner, and a criminal defense attorney for Queens Law Associates and the Legal Aid Society. Appointed September 2010; reappointed January 2011. (Appointed to the Criminal Court December 2011; reappointed December 2012 ).