Supreme Court of the State of New York
Hon. Dianne T. Renwick, Presiding Justice
Susanna Molina Rojas, Clerk of the Court

Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Ellen Gesmer

Justice Gesmer's photo


Associate Justice, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department
  February 2016 to present

Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Matrimonial Part
  New York County, March 2009 to February 2016
  Bronx County, October 2006 to March 2009

Judge, Criminal Court, City of New York
  January to October 2006

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York
  Brooklyn Civil Court, 2004
  Manhattan Civil Court 2005

Partner, Gulielmetti & Gesmer, P.C., New York, New York
  1987 to 2003

Associate Attorney, Teitelbaum & Hiller, P.C., New York, New York
  1985 to 1987

Clinical Assistant Professor-Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  1983 to 1984

Staff Attorney, Supervising Attorney, Acting Director of Litigation
Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation, Brooklyn, New York
  1977 to 1983

Law Clerk, United States District Court (D. Mass.), Boston, Massachusetts - Honorable Joseph L. Tauro
  1976 to 1977


Yale Law School, J.D. 1976
Radcliffe College, B.A., summa cum laude 1972


Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee.

  Member (2009 to present)

National Association of Women Judges

  International Committee (2004 to present)

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  Committee on Matrimonial Law (2007 to 2011)
  Committee on African Affairs (2004 to 2007)
  Committee on Professional Discipline (2001 to 2004)
  Committee on Professional Responsibility (1998 to 2001)
  Committee on Rights of Crime Victims (1990 to 1993)

Women's Bar Association

  State Wide Committee on Domestic Violence (2002 to 2005)
  Matrimonial and Family Law Committee (1997 to present)
  Judiciary Committee (1998 to 1999)

Sanctuary for Families, Legal Advisory Committee (1999 to 2003)

  Chair, Matrimonial Subcommittee (2002 to 2003)


Dancing in the Streets

  Secretary, Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors (2004 to present)

Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert

  Board of Directors (2009 to present)