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Criminal 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 Bruce Allen
Judge Richard N. Allman
Judge Allen G. Alpert
Judge Efrain Alvarado
Judge Tamiko Amaker
Judge Stephen Antignani 
Judge Michelle Armstrong 
Judge Steven Barrett
Judge A. Kirke Bartley
Judge Peter J. Benitez
Judge Carol Berkman
Judge Miriam Best
Judge Joel Blumenfeld
Judge Diana Boyar
Judge Dennis J. Boyle
Judge James M. Burke
Judge Laurence Busching
Judge Alex Calabrese
Judge Richard D. Carruthers
Judge John W. Carter
Judge John Cataldo
Judge Danny Chun
Judge Abraham Clott
Judge Ellen M. Coin
Judge John Collins
Judge Alma Cordova
Judge Miriam Cyrulnik
Judge Joseph Dawson
Judge Bruna DiBiase
Judge Laura E. Drager
Judge William M. Erlbaum
Judge Ralph Fabrizio
Judge Curtis Farber
Judge Thomas A. Farber
Judge Jo Ann Ferdinand
Judge Anthony Ferrara
Judge Neil Firetog
Judge Daniel P. Fitzgerald
Judge Bernard Fried
Judge William Garnett
Judge Michael Gary
Judge Lenora Gerald
Judge James D. Gibbons
Judge Arlene Goldberg
Judge Joel M. Goldberg
Judge George Grasso
Judge James P. Griffin
Judge Michael A. Gross
Judge Joseph A. Grosso
Judge Joseph Gubbay
Judge William M. Harrington
Judge Gerald Harris
Judge Ernest Hart  
Judge Roger S. Hayes
Judge Patricia E. Henry
Judge John T. Hecht
Judge Douglas E. Hoffman
Judge Gilbert C. Hong
Judge Steven Hornstein 
Judge Nicholas J. Iacovetta
Judge Melissa C. Jackson
Judge Alexander Jeong
Judge Robert Kalish 
Judge Barry M. Kamins
Judge Diane Kiesel
Judge Judy Kluger
Judge Elisa Koenderman
Judge Eileen Koretz

Judge Barry Kron 
Judge John B. Latella, Jr.
Judge Leslie G. Leach
Judge Jeffrey D. Lebowitz
Judge Judith S. Lieb
Judge Gene Lopez
Judge Karen I. Lupuloff
Judge Robert Mandelbaum
Judge Alan D. Marrus
Judge Seth L. Marvin
Judge Mario Mattei
Judge Robert McGann
Judge Kevin McGrath
Judge William L. McGuire, Jr.
Judge Joseph K. McKay
Judge Edward J. McLaughlin
Judge Suzanne Melendez
Judge Felicia A. Mennin
Judge Alan J. Meyer
Judge William Miller
Judge Deborah Stevens Modica
Judge Salvatore J. Modica
Judge William Mogulescu
Judge Suzanne Mondo
Judge John Moore
Judge Gia Morris 
Judge Pauline A. Mullings
Judge Barbara Newman
Judge Patricia M. Nuñez
Judge Michael J. Obus
Judge Mary R. O'Donoghue
Judge Eugene Oliver, Jr.
Judge Sheryl Parker
Judge Ruth Pickholz
Judge Ann Pfau
Judge Joanne Quinones 
Judge Robert Raciti
Judge Neil Ross
Judge Leonard P. Rienzi
Judge Julio Rodriguez
Judge Raymond Rodriguez
Judge Ann Scherzer 
Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino, Jr.
Judge Robert G. Seewald
Judge Toko Serita
Judge Ruth E. Smith
Judge Charles Solomon
Judge Michael R. Sonberg
Judge Steven Statsinger  
Judge Larry Stephen
Judge Robert M. Stolz
Judge Megan Tallmer
Judge Charles Troia
Judge Jane Tully 
Judge John Walsh
Judge Laura A. Ward
Judge Richard Weinberg
Judge Renee White
Judge Marc J. Whiten
Judge Patricia Williams
Judge Bonnie Wittner
Judge Douglas S. Wong
Judge Michael Yavinsky
Judge Alvin M. Yearwood
Judge Stephanie L. Zaro
Judge Joseph A. Zayas
Judge Alex Zigman
Judge John Zoll 

Judge Bruce Allen is an Acting Supreme Court Justice who was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 1986. Judge Allen is a graduate of Rutgers College and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He previously served in the New York County District Attorney's Office and was in private practice. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Richard Allman, who had been an Interim Civil Court Judge since 1999, was appointed to the Criminal Court. Judge Allman was previously law secretary to Judge Phyllis Skloot Bamberger, and received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Appointed December 2002. (Formerly reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2002).

Judge Allen Alpert, who is an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1983. Prior to becoming a judge, he was an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office. Judge Alpert is a graduate of Brooklyn College and received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Reappointed November 2002.

Judge Efrain Alvarado, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1988. He graduated from the University College of Arts and Science, New York University and received his law degree from New York University School of Law. He is currently the Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters of the Supreme Court in Bronx County. Judge Alvarado previously served with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office for 12 years, holding various positions including Chief Assistant District Attorney. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Tamiko Amaker was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in January 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her law degree from Fordham Law School. Judge Amaker spent her entire legal career in the Bronx District Attorney's Office where she last served as Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau. Appointed January 2010.

Judge Stephen Antignani was first 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 January 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court July 2012).

Judge Michelle Armstrong was first 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 11 years holding various positions including Executive Assistant District Attorney. Subsequently, she was a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense. Appointed December 2012. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2011; reappointed January 2012).

Judge Steven Barrett, currently serving as an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1983. He received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He was an appellate attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as well as the Legal Aid Society. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge A. Kirke Bartley, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1997. He graduated from John Jay College and received his law degree from St. John's University School of Law. He formerly served with the Queens County District Attorney's Office for 17 years where he ultimately became the Chief of the Supreme Court Bureau. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Peter Benitez, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in December 1989. He graduated from Columbia College and received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Judge Benitez previously served with the New York County District Attorney's Office for almost 15 years, the New York City Department of Investigation, and as the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge Carol Berkman, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1979. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. Judge Berkman previously served as an appellate attorney at the Legal Aid Society and was also an associate for private law firms. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Miriam Best was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 2003. She is a graduate of Yale University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She previously worked in the private sector and later served in the Kings County and New York County District Attorney's Offices, as well as in the United States Attorney's Office. Appointed October 2005. Reappointed January 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court June 2003; reappointed January 2004 and January 2005).

Judge Joel Blumenfeld, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and his law degree from George Washington University. He was previously with the Legal Aid Society for 17 years, having last served as Attorney-in-Charge in Bronx County. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Diana Boyar was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2010 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 2011. (Appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2014). (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2010).

Judge Denis Boyle, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1991. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He served as a law clerk to a Supreme Court Judge, Criminal Term, for 13 years. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge James Burke has been a Criminal Court Judge since 2001. Judge Burke, who was formerly a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's Office for twelve years, received his B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Reappointed December 2002; January 2013.

Judge Laurence Busching is a graduate of Boston College and St. John’s University School of Law. He has held executive positions with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and several city agencies, including Chief of the City-Wide Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, and most recently as First Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator. Appointed December 2013.

Judge Alex Calabrese was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1997. He currently serves as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and has presided in the Red Hook Community Justice Center since April 2000. Judge Calabrese received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Fordham Law School. He began his legal career with the Legal Aid Society and subsequently served as a court attorney to the Honorable Leslie Crocker Snyder.  Reappointed January 2007.

Judge Richard Carruthers, who has served as a Criminal Court Judge since 1983, is an Acting Supreme Court Justice. He was a prosecutor at the Kings County District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud Control. He received a B.A. from Saint Bonaventure University, J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge John Carter, formerly a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's Office and an attorney in private practice, was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 2000. Judge Carter is a graduate of City College and Columbia Law School. Reappointed December 2002; January 2013.

Judge John Cataldo, formerly an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 1989. He graduated from City College and received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Judge Cataldo previously served with the New York City Department of Social Services and with The Legal Aid Society. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Danny Chun, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1999. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He previously served for 12 years with the New York County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Abraham Clott was first appointed to the bench in January 2004 as an Interim Civil Court Judge and has been serving in Criminal Court. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his law degree from New York University School of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Clott served with the Legal Aid Society in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and the Federal Defender Division. He was also an associate for a private firm as well as a law clerk to a federal judge. Appointed January 2007. Reappointed January 2009. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2004; reappointed January 2005 and January 2006).

Judge Ellen Coin was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 1998. She was appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2002. Judge Coin has been a state and federal prosecutor and a partner at a private law firm. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Appointed December 2002; reappointed December 2003 and January 2014. (Formerly reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2002).

Judge John Collins, an Acting Supreme Court Justice at reappointment, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1978. He was the Supervising Judge of Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal Term. Judge Collins graduated from Fordham University and received his law degree from New York University Law School. Prior to his appointment, Judge Collins served with the New York County District Attorney's Office and was a law secretary to a Supreme Court Justice. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Alma Cordova was first appointed to the Family Court bench in August 1993. Judge Cordova graduated from Lehman College with honorary degrees and received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Judge Cordova previously served as a Family Court Hearing Examiner, served in the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, and with the Legal Aid Society. Appointed January 2007. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court December 2005; reappointed January 2006).

Judge Miriam Cyrulnik was first appointed to the bench in June 2003 as an Interim Civil Court Judge, and was appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2003. She is a graduate of Brooklyn College and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She formerly served as a law clerk for more than twenty years. Appointed December 2003; reappointed December 2005. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court June 2003).

Judge Joseph Dawson, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1999. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from St. John's University. Judge Dawson previously served with the New York County District Attorney's Office and was a former associate at a private law firm and law clerk to a federal judge. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Bruna DiBiase received her undergraduate degree from Queens College and her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She has worked for the Legal Aid Society and as a solo practitioner for almost 14 years prior to serving in various capacities with the New York State Unified Court System including as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Policy and Planning. Appointed December 2013.

Judge Laura Drager, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in May 1987. She was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in November 1987. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. She was previously an associate for a private law firm, and worked with the New York County and Kings County District Attorney's Office, having last served as Chief of the Rackets Bureau. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge William Erlbaum was reappointed as a Criminal Court Judge. Judge Erlbaum was first appointed by Mayor Koch in 1979. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and was a partner at Lyon and Erlbaum. Judge Erlbaum received a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the University of Connecticut Graduate School, and an L.L.B. from Brooklyn Law School. Reappointed January 2002.

Judge Ralph Fabrizio, currently serving as an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2001. He received his bachelor's degree from Fairfield University, his master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law. He served with the New York County District Attorney's Office for 17 years where he held various positions including Deputy Chief of a Trial Bureau. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Curtis Farber was first 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 December 2012. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court July 2012).

Judge Thomas Farber, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in December 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California and his law degree from Harvard Law School. Judge Farber began his legal career as an associate with a private firm and subsequently served with the New York County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

 

Judge Jo Ann Ferdinand, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in March 1986. She was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1987. Judge Ferdinand received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She was previously with the Legal Aid Society and served as Deputy Commissioner of Trials for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

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 2008. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2004; reappointed January 2005; January 2006; January 2007).

Judge Neil Firetog, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in March 1983. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. He formerly served with the Kings County District Attorney's Office and the United States Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Daniel FitzGerald was reappointed as a Criminal Court Judge. Judge FitzGerald was first appointed by Mayor Koch in 1981. He served as an Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney's Office, and was a partner at Seward and Kissel. Judge FitzGerald received a B.A. from Boston University and an L.L.B. from the Fordham University School of Law in 1967. Reappointed January 2002.

Judge Bernard Fried, an Acting Supreme Court Justice at reappointment, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1980. He received his bachelor's degree from Alfred University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. His prior employment includes the United States Attorney's Office where he last served as Chief Assistant United States Attorney, as well as the New York State Court of Appeals as a law clerk. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge William Garnett, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1991. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, and his L.L.M. from New York University School of Law. Judge Garnett was previously with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office where he last served as Supreme Court Bureau Chief, as well as the Kings County District Attorney's Office where he last served as Senior Trial Assistant of the Homicide Bureau. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Michael Gary, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross and his law degree from New York University School of Law. He was previously with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for nearly 12 years, having last served as Supervisor and Bureau Chief. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Lenora Gerald was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 2001 after serving as the Principal Law Clerk to Justice Alfred Lerner of the Appellate Division, First Department. Judge Gerald received a B.A. from St. John’s University and J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Appointed January 2009. (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 Supreme Court by former Governor Spitzer June 2007). (Appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2008).

Judge James Gibbons was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 2001. Judge Gibbons, who spent thirteen years at the New York County District Attorney's Office before becoming a judge, received a B.A. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School. Reappointed December 2002.

Judge Arlene Goldberg was first appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1991. She graduated from Hunter College and received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She previously served with the Legal Aid Society and was a court attorney to a Criminal Court Judge. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Joel Goldberg, who is an Acting Supreme Court Justice, has served on the Criminal Court bench since 1987. Judge Goldberg was an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office for sixteen years. He received a B.A. from Brown University and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge George Grasso was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from York College and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law. Judge Grasso served with the New York City Police Department for almost 30 years, having started as a patrol officer while attending law school. He quickly rose through the ranks within various offices and served as Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters and last served as First Deputy Police Commissioner. Appointed January 2010.

Judge Ethan Greenberg, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in October 1997. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his law degree from Columbia Law School. Judge Greenberg began his legal career with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and subsequently went into private practice working at several law firms as a litigation associate, then partner. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge James Griffin is an Acting Supreme Court Justice who was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in March 1986. He was appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1987. Judge Griffin is a graduate of Fordham University and received his J.D. from St. John's Law School. He previously served as Chief of the Commercial Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Michael Gross, who has been an Acting Supreme Court Justice since 1998, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1988. Judge Gross formerly worked at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau, as a Senior Supervising Attorney, as well as a Director with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He earned his B.A, from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Reappointed December 2003 and January 2014.

Judge Joseph Grosso, formerly an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in December 1990 after serving for ten years as Chief Law Assistant in the New York City Criminal Court. He received a B.A. from Fordham University and J.D. from New York Law School. Reappointed November 2002.

Judge Joseph Gubbay, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1999. He graduated from Tufts University and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Mayor's Commission to Combat Police Corruption, and as an Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge William Harrington has been a Criminal Court Judge since 2001. Judge Harrington was formerly a prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney's Office and Principal Law Clerk to Justice Albert Tomei of Kings County Supreme Court. He received a B.A. from Tufts University and J.D. from George Washington University. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge Gerald Harris was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in July 2000. He is a graduate of City College and New York University School of Law. Judge Harris previously served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the New York City Administration for Children's Services. Reappointed December 2004.

Judge Ernest Hart was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2013. He graduated from Fordham University and received his law degree from Villanova University. Prior to his appointment, he served with the New York County District Attorney's Office and held various executive positions in the private and public sectors, including Chief of Staff/Special Counsel to the former Deputy Mayor for Policy and Education Dennis Walcott. Appointed January 2013.

Judge Roger Hayes, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in July 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He worked for private law firms and served with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, the New York County District Attorney's Office, and as Deputy United States Attorney, Southern District of New York. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge John T. Hecht was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2011 and has been 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 September 2011. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2011).

Judge Patricia Henry was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 2003. She is currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice and presides in the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Judge Henry formerly served as Counsel to the Honorable Judy Harris Kluger, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Court Operations and Planning. Judge Henry also served with the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office and in the New York City Law Department's Family Court Division. Appointed June 2003; reappointed January 2007 and January 2011.

Judge Douglas Hoffman, formerly a Housing Court Judge since 1996, was appointed to Criminal Court. Judge Hoffman, who had also been the Director of Housing, Family and Civil Litigation at the Legal Aid Society, has been serving in Family Court.  He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Appointed January 2003. (Appointed to the Family Court October 2005).

Judge Gilbert Hong was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 2007 and had been serving in Criminal Court. He was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in September 2008. Judge Hong received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He was previously with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and served as a Deputy Bureau Chief in New York City’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Appointed September 2008; reappointed January 2011. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court July 2007).

Judge Steven Hornstein was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2013. He graduated from S.U.N.Y. at Albany and received his law degree from New York Law School. He served with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office and was a criminal defense attorney in private practice for over 20 years. Appointed January 2013.

Judge Nicholas Iacovetta is an Acting Supreme Court Justice who was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1988. He is a graduate of Fordham College and received his J.D. from Fordham Law School. Judge Iacovetta previously served as a Bureau Chief in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Melissa Jackson, an Acting Supreme Court Justice currently serving as the Supervising Judge of New York County Criminal Court, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 2003. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She formerly served with the Kings County District Attorney's Office for nearly 22 years where she rose to become Deputy District Attorney of the Major Frauds/Rackets Bureau. Appointed June 2003; reappointed November 2007.

Judge Alexander Jeong was appointed to the Criminal Court in October 2005. He is a graduate of Colgate University and received his law degree from George Washington University School of Law. Judge Jeong was previously with the Kings County District Attorney's Office where he last served as the Bureau Chief of the Criminal Court. Appointed October 2005; reappointed January 2010.

Judge Robert Kalish was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in October 2005. He has been presiding in Criminal Court and previously in Civil Court. Judge Kalish received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, and his L.L.M. from New York University Law School. Judge Kalish was with the New York City Law Department for nearly 30 years where he last served as the Chief of Brooklyn's Tort Division. Appointed December 2010. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court October 2005; reappointed January 2006; January 2007; January 2008; January 2009; January 2010).

Judge Barry Kamins was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in September 2008. He is currently the Administrative Judge of New York City Criminal Courts. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Rutgers University School of Law. His legal career includes service with the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and most recently as a partner at Flamhaft Levy Kamins Hirsch & Rendeiro LLP. Appointed September 2008.

Judge Diane Kiesel, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1999. She graduated from Douglass College, received a master's degree from American University, and received her J.D. from Catholic University. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Bureau for the New York County District Attorney's Office and was a law clerk to a federal judge. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Judy Kluger, currently serving as the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Court Operations and Planning, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1988. She formerly served as the Administrative Judge of New York City's Criminal Courts. Prior to her appointment, Judge Kluger served with the Kings County District Attorney's Office where she rose to become the Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Bureau and subsequently the Bureau Chief of Criminal Court. She received her B.A. from New York University and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Elisa Koenderman was first 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 January 2008. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court July 2007).

Judge Eileen Koretz was first appointed to the bench as a Criminal Court Judge in December 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School. Judge Koretz formerly served in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Barry Kron was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in August 1988. He was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in December 1991. He is currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice. Judge Kron received his undergraduate degree from Lehman College and graduated from Columbia Law School. Most of his legal career was spent serving with the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department as a law secretary. He was also an associate with a law firm. Reappointed January 2007.

Judge John Latella, Jr. is an Acting Supreme Court Justice who was first appointed to the bench as a Criminal Court Judge in February 1987. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Judge Latella previously served in the New York County District Attorney's Office, the United States Attorney's Office, and clerked for a federal court of appeals judge as well as a federal district court judge. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Leslie Leach was reappointed as a Criminal Court Judge. Judge Leach was first appointed by Mayor Dinkins in 1993. He has served as a law assistant to Judge Dennis Edwards, Jr., and Judge Fritz W. Alexander II, senior counsel for the New York State Disciplinary Committee, associate at Jackson, Lewis, Schintzler, and Krupman, and chief counsel at the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, Inc. Judge Leach received a B.A. from Queens College, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. Reappointed January 2002.

Judge Jeffrey Lebowitz was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in August 1993. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Hofstra University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, Judge Lebowitz was the law secretary to the Honorable Phillip J. Chetta. Appointed December 2004. (Formerly reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2002; January 2003; January 2004).

Judge Judith Lieb, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in July 1999. She was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2004. She graduated from Yale University and received her law degree from Michigan Law School. She was a litigation associate for a private firm and served with the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York. Appointed December 2004; reappointed January 2012. (Formerly reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2002; January 2003; January 2004).

Judge Gene Lopez was first appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2001. He graduated from American University and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Judge Lopez formerly served as the Executive Director of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, Inspector General for the New York City Housing Authority, and Administrative Hearing Judge for the Department of Sanitation. He also worked for the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Karen Lupuloff was first appointed to the bench as Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2005. She is a graduate of the American University and received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She most recently worked at the New York State Attorney General's Office, and also served in the New York County District Attorney's Office. Appointed December 2005; reappointed December 2005. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2005).

Judge Robert Mandelbaum was first 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 served as Chief Judge Judith Kaye's law clerk, 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. Judge Mandelbaum was also previously with New York University's School of Law as an Acting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and as a Research Instructor in their Lawyering Program. Appointed January 2008. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court in November 2006; reappointed in January 2007).

Judge Alan Marrus, who is an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 1983. Judge Marrus was Chief of the Appeals Bureau at the Bronx County District Attorney's Office before becoming a judge. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and a J.D. from George Washington University. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge Seth Marvin, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in July 2000. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Judge Marvin was a litigation associate for a private firm and served with the New York County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge Mario Mattei was appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in January 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and his law degree from New York Law School. He served with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office for nearly 25 years, having last served as Chief of the Investigations Bureau. Appointed January 2010.

Judge Robert McGann, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1986. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his law degree from New York Law School. Prior to his appointment, Judge McGann served with the Queens County District Attorney's Office, the Office of the Special State Prosecutor, and as Inspector General of the New York City Department of Personnel. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Kevin McGrath was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in September 2008 and has been serving in the Criminal Court. Judge McGrath graduated from the Catholic University of America and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. For 15 years, he worked for the Kings County District Attorney's Office, where he last served as the Bureau Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau. Appointed January 2009. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2008).

Judge William McGuire, Jr. was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in June 2003. He served for over 25 years at the New York County District Attorney's Office, including 10 years as a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Trial Division. He earned his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Appointed December 2003. Reappointed January 2014.  (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court June 2003).

Judge Joseph McKay, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in 1983. Prior to his appointment, he served in the New York County District Attorney's Office, as a former Inspector General for the New York City Department of Sanitation and as a partner for a private law firm. Judge McKay earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham College and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Reappointed December 2003.

Judge Edward McLaughlin was formerly a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's Office and Deputy Executive Director of the Liman Commission on the Administration of Criminal Justice. He was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in 1983. Judge McLaughlin serves as an Acting Supreme Court Justice, and is a graduate of Fordham College and Georgetown University Law Center. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge Suzanne Melendez, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 1995. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. She spent her entire legal career with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where she last served as Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Felicia Mennin was appointed to the Criminal Court in February 2008. She graduated from Princeton University and received her law degree from Columbia University Law School. Judge Mennin practiced litigation at several private firms, served with the New York County District Attorney's Office, and held executive positions at the New York City Department of Investigation and the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board. Appointed February 2008; reappointed January 2012.

Judge Alan Meyer was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1983, after working at both the Legal Aid Society and the Richmond County District Attorney's Office. Judge Meyer serves as an Acting Supreme Court Justice, and received a B.A. from Long Island University and J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Reappointed November 2002; December 2012.

Judge William Miller, who is an Acting Supreme Court Justice, is the Supervising Judge of Kings County Criminal Court. He was Executive Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office before being appointed a Criminal Court Judge in 1983. Judge Miller is a graduate of City College and Boston University School of Law. Reappointed November 2002.

Judge Deborah Stevens Modica, currently serving as the Supervising Judge of Queens County Criminal Court, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1997. She graduated from Thomas More College and received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Judge Modica served as a Bureau Chief at the Queens County District Attorney's Office and as an Executive Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Salvatore Modica, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2001. He graduated from the University of Arizona and received his law degree from St. John's University School of Law. Judge Modica was a former Assistant District Attorney in Queens and a Principal Court Attorney in Supreme Court, Bronx County. Reappointed January 2006 and January 2010.

Judge William Mogulescu, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in October 1990. He graduated from Clark University and received his law degree from New York University School of Law. He was previously in private practice including as a partner in a law firm. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Suzanne Mondo was appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Judge Mondo was previously in private practice and served with the United States Department of Justice as well as the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge John Moore, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1987. He graduated from Fairfield University and received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He was previously with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, having last served as the Bureau Chief of the Trial Division. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Gia Morris was first 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 private law firms, a former prosecutor in Kings County, and held executive positions in city and state investigative agencies. Appointed January 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2011; reappointed January 2012).

Judge Pauline Mullings was first appointed as a Criminal Court Judge in March 1995. She received a B.B.A. from Baruch College, M.S. from New York University School of Social Work, and J.D. from Columbia Law School. Judge Mullings previously worked for the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division. Reappointed December 2004.

Judge Barbara Newman, an Acting Supreme Court Justice at the time of her reappointment, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1988. She received her undergraduate degree from Queens College, a master's degree from City University City College, her law degree from New York Law School and a L.L.M. from New York University School of Law. Judge Newman spent her entire legal career with the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2007.

Judge Patricia Nuñez, who formerly served as a Law Assistant in Criminal and Supreme Courts and as a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's Office, was appointed to the Criminal Court in 1997. Judge Nuñez received a B.A. from Queens College and J.D. from Rutgers-Camden Law School. Reappointed December 2002; January 2013.

Judge Michael Obus is an Acting Supreme Court Justice who was appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1986. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He previously served as a Bureau Chief in the Nassau County Legal Aid Society. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Mary O'Donoghue was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2003. She was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2004. She is a graduate of Manhattanville College, received a master’s degree from Long Island University, and received her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, Judge O' Donoghue served for eight years as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and was a Supervisory Assistant District Attorney in New York County. Appointed December 2004; December 2010. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court 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 Eugene Oliver, Jr. is a Deputy Administrative Judge who was first appointed to the bench as a Criminal Court Judge in August 1990. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and received his J.D. from Fordham Law School. Judge Oliver previously served in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office as an Executive Assistant District Attorney, and also served in the Human Resources Administration and the New York City Housing Authority. Reappointed December 2005.

Judge Sheryl Parker, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 1989. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, her master's degree from Pace University, and her law degree from St. John's University School of Law. She formerly served as a Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Investigation, an Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Finance, and with the New York County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Ann Pfau, formerly the Chief Administrative Judge for the New York State Unified Court System at the time of her reappointment, was appointed to the Criminal Court in 1999. She graduated from Wells College and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Judge Pfau has served with the court system for 24 years, holding previous positions as First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Management Support, and Administrative Judge. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Ruth Pickholz, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in December 1990. She received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College and her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Judge Pickholz previously served with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division and with the Mayor's Office as an Acting Criminal Justice Coordinator. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Joanne Quinones was first 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 December 2010. Reappointed January 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2010).

Judge Robert Raciti was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1998. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, his master's degree from Hofstra University, and his law degree from the New England School of Law. Judge Raciti served with the Suffolk County, Middlesex County, and New York County District Attorney's Office and was an associate at a private firm. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Leonard Rienzi, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 1983. He is currently the Supervising Judge of Supreme Court, Criminal Term in Richmond County. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He spent his entire legal career with the New York County District Attorney's Office where he last served as Administrative Assistant District Attorney. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge Julio Rodriguez was first 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 December 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2013).

Judge Raymond Rodriguez was first 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 December 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2013).

Judge Neil Ross, currently the Deputy Supervising Judge of New York County Criminal Court, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1999. Judge Ross graduated from Dickinson College and received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He previously served with the United States Attorney's Office and the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Ann Scherzer was first 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 2013. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2012).

Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2005. He is a graduate of St. John's University and received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. He previously clerked for the Honorable Joseph Maltese for ten years. Appointed December 2005. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2005).

Judge Robert Seewald, formerly an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in 1981. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney‘s Office for 13 years. In 1984, Judge Seewald became an Acting Supreme Court Justice assigned first to the Supreme Court, Criminal Term, in Bronx County and then in 1999 to the Special Election Part. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and New York University School of Law. Reappointed December 2003.

Judge Toko Serita was appointed to the Criminal Court in October 2005. She is a graduate of Vassar College and received her J.D. from City University of New York Law School. Prior to her appointment, Judge Serita served as the Executive Assistant to the Administrative Judge of Queens County Supreme Court, and has worked in a variety of capacities in the New York State Unified Court System since 1999. She also served with the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau, from 1989 through 1999. Appointed October 2005; reappointed January 2007 and January 2009.

Judge Ruth Smith was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in June 2003. She is a graduate of Lincoln University and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She previously served as an Assistant Deputy Chief Court Attorney of the Appellate Division, First Department. She also served in the New York County District Attorney's Office and was in private practice. Appointed December 2005. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court June 2003; reappointed January 2004 and January 2005).

Judge Charles Solomon, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1986. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to his appointment, Judge Solomon served with the New York County District Attorney's Office and was also in private practice. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Michael Sonberg, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in August 1991. He was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in April 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his law degree from Harvard Law School. Judge Sonberg practiced litigation at several private firms before his appointment to the bench. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge Steven Statsinger was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Legal Aid Society in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and the Federal Defender Division, and as a Supervisor and Training Director for the Federal Defenders of New York. Appointed January 2013. Reappointed January 2014. 

Judge Larry Stephen was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1998. He graduated from Columbia College and received his law degree from Columbia Law School. Judge Stephen formerly served with the New York County District Attorney's Office as well as the New York City Department of Investigation, the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Robert Stolz, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in June 1995. He was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2002. He graduated from Columbia College and received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Judge Stolz worked for private law firms and served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York. Appointed December 2002; reappointed January 2012. (Formerly reappointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2002).

Judge Megan Tallmer is currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice and was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in December 1989. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Cornell Law School. Judge Tallmer previously served as Deputy Counsel in the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration, was a former staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society, and was an associate for a private law firm. Reappointed December 2004.

Judge Charles Troia was first 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 2011. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2010; reappointed January 2011).

Judge Jane Tully was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2013. She graduated from New York University and Columbia University School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she worked for the New York City Law Department, and served as a Deputy Chief with the New York County District Attorney's Office and Bureau Chief with the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Appointed January 2013.. 

Judge John Walsh, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in June 1989. He graduated from Manhattan College and received his J.D. from New York Law School. Judge Walsh was previously a solo practitioner and served with the New York City Police Department as a patrol officer and attorney. Reappointed January 2009.

Judge Laura Ward, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court  in 1997. She formerly worked for the United States Attorney's Office, New York State Attorney General's Office, the Organized Crime Strike Force and a private law firm. Judge Ward earned her B.A. from Vassar College and J.D. from Fordham Law School. Reappointed December 2003 and January 2014.

Judge Richard Weinberg, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in December 2001. He is currently the Presiding Judge of Midtown Community Court. Judge Weinberg received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, his master's degree from the New School for Social Research, his law degree from George Washington University, and his LL.M. from New York University. Prior to his appointment, Judge Weinberg served as a law clerk to a federal court judge, was an associate at two private law firms, served with the New York State Attorney General's Office, and was the General Counsel to the New York City Council and Counsel to the Speaker. Reappointed January 2008.

Judge Renee White, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the bench in June 1984 as an Interim Civil Court Judge and was subsequently appointed to the Criminal Court in January 1985. She graduated from Hofstra University and Brooklyn Law School. Prior to her appointment, Judge White served with the Legal Aid Society, the Supreme Court's Appellate Division, First Department, and as an Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Reappointed January 2008.

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 September 2008. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court July 2007; reappointed January 2008).

Judge Patricia Williams, currently an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in February 1986. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her master's degree from Columbia University, and her law degree from Yale University. She was a former Assistant United States Attorney and an associate for a law firm. Reappointed January 2010.

Judge Bonnie Wittner, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was first appointed to the Criminal Court in July 1983. She graduated from Wheaton College and received her law degree from Boston College Law School. She had worked for the Legal Aid Society in the Criminal Defense Division and served as a Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Antitrust Bureau. Reappointed January 2011.

Judge Douglas Wong, an Acting Supreme Court Justice, was appointed to the Criminal Court in August 1992. He graduated from New York University and received his law degree from New York Law School. He served with the New York State Unified Court System for over 14 years including as Principal Court Attorney. Reappointed January 2002; January 2012.

Judge Michael Yavinsky was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2009 and has been serving in the Criminal Court. He 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 2010. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2009).

Judge Alvin Yearwood was appointed to the Criminal Court in January 2003. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He spent most of his career at the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. Appointed January 2003; reappointed December 2005 and January 2009.

Judge Stephanie Zaro was appointed to the Criminal Court in February 2008. She is a graduate of John Jay University and received her law degree from Cardozo School of Law. Judge Zaro began her career by serving in the Inspector General's Office of the New York City Department of Finance and then served with the Queens County District Attorney's Office. She also practiced criminal and civil law at a private firm. For the past nearly 20 years, she has been a criminal defense attorney. Appointed February 2008; reappointed January 2010.

Judge Joseph Zayas formerly served as the Principal Court Attorney to the Honorable Rolando Acosta, former Presiding Justice of the Harlem Community Justice Center. Previously, Judge Zayas was a Senior Staff Attorney in the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals Divisions. He earned his B.A. from Fordham University and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Appointed June 2003; reappointed January 2010.

Judge Alex Zigman was first appointed to the bench as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2004 and had served in Criminal Court. He is a graduate of Queens College and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Judge Zigman spent his entire legal career in public service including the Queens and Bronx District Attorney's Office. He also served as Inspector General for three city agencies, as well as First Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Investigation. Appointed January 2007. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court January 2004; reappointed January 2005 and January 2006).

Judge John Zoll was first 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 December 2011. Reappointed December 2012. (Formerly appointed to the Interim Civil Court September 2010; reappointed January 2011).