Court of Appeals Title
   
Advanced Decision Search
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Home Chief Clerk and Legal Counsel to the Court

Andrew W. Klein was appointed Clerk of the New York Court of Appeals on November 24, 2010. In that position, he oversees the daily operation of the Court and its Staff. He was born in Manhattan in 1952.  He received his B.A. in  history from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 1977. He was admitted to the Bar in 1978. From 1977-1980, he was a law clerk on the Court of Appeals' Central Legal Research Staff. In 1980, he left the Court to become a litigation associate with the firm of Whitman and Ransom in Manhattan. After several years with Whitman and Ransom, he came back to Albany to be a litigation associate at Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna.  Towards the end of 1983, he returned to the Court of Appeals as the Assistant Consultation Clerk. In 1990, he was appointed Consultation Clerk to the Court and he served in that role until November 2010, when he was appointed Clerk of the Court. He and his wife reside in Schoharie County, New York.

Deputy Clerk of the Court: John P. Asiello

Special mention should be made of the Court of Appeals Staff, who provide excellent support to the Court. They, along with the Judges' personal law clerks and secretaries, keep New York State's highest tribunal functioning twelve months a year. The dedication and commitment of the entire Court Staff are "evident in the maintenance of Court of Appeals Hall, in dealing with the bar and public, and in innumerable other essential steps in the consideration and resolution of matters before the Court." - former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye (Foreword to Court of Appeals 1993 Annual Report)

  Andy Klein - Clerk of the Court