Mayor de Blasio Appoints 9 Judges to Criminal and Civil Court

May 25, 2017

NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointments of two new judges to Criminal Court and seven new interim Civil Court judges who will sit in Criminal Court. These judges span a wide spectrum of experiences, and are uniquely qualified to serve New Yorkers.

“New Yorkers deserve dedicated, experienced and impartial judges in court,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I look forward to working with these nine new judges, who have diverse personal and professional backgrounds and will represent the best interest of New Yorkers across the five boroughs.”

The Mayor appointed the following judges:

CRIMINAL COURT

Judge Keshia Espinal
Judge Espinal served with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office for 16 years in various bureaus including Appeals and Supreme Court. She most recently served as a Supervising Assistant District Attorney of the Domestic Violence Bureau. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College and her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.

Judge Danielle Hartman
Judge Hartman was a former prosecutor with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office for eight years having served in the Domestic Violence, Narcotics, and Appeals Bureaus. She then became Principal Court Attorney to the Administrative Judge of Supreme Court, Criminal Term in Queens County. Judge Hartman received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. 

CIVIL COURT

Judge Angela Badamo
Judge Badamo served with the New York State Unified Court System for 17 years, most recently as an Assistant Deputy Counsel in the Office of Chief Administrative Judge. She was also an Associate Appellate Counsel at the Legal Aid Society. Judge Badamo graduated from SUNY Binghamton and Washington & Lee University School of Law. Judge Badamo is appointed to the Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

Judge Mary Bejarano
Judge Bejarano served for nearly five years with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office before becoming a criminal defense attorney. She returned to public service as a prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from St. John’s University and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Judge Bejarano is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.  

Judge Tara Collins
Judge Collins served with the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Practice for 18 years, including the last nine years as a Mental Health Attorney. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo and her law degree from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center. Judge Collins is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

Judge Scott Dunn
Judge Dunn served with the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, for 23 years, most recently as the Chief of Immigration Litigation. Prior to that, he was an Assistant General Counsel with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Judge Dunn received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Judge Dunn is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

Judge Jerry Iannece
Judge Iannece served with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. Most recently, he was in general practice partnership for 29 years which included criminal defense work. He served as Chairman of Community Board #11 in Queens. Judge Iannece received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Judge Iannece is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

Judge Joseph McCormack
Judge McCormack served with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office for 31 years, most recently as the Chief of the Trial Division/Vehicular Crimes Bureau. He previously served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau. Judge McCormack graduated from SUNY Albany and St. John’s University School of Law. Judge McCormack is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

Judge Jeffrey Rosenblueth
Judge Rosenblueth served with the New York State Unified Court System for the last seven years as a Principal Law Clerk. Prior to that, he served with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office for seven years before becoming a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense and family law. Judge Rosenblueth graduated from New York University and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. He is appointed to Civil Court and has been assigned to Criminal Court.

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