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 Cynthia S. Kern

Justice Kern's photo

Justice Kern has been a jurist since 2000 when she was first elected to the New York City Civil Court. In 2008, she was designated an Acting Supreme Court Justice for the Civil Branch in New York County and was re-elected to City Civil Court in 2010. The next year she successfully ran to fill a vacancy for New York Supreme Court Justice in the First Judicial District and has continued in that capacity since her election. In June 2017, Justice Kern was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department.

Prior to taking the Bench, Justice Kern was a practicing attorney for 15 years. She began as a litigation associate with the law firm of Rosenman, Colin, Freund, Lewis & Cohen, before taking a similar position with the law firm of Moses & Singer. As a civil litigator, she focused on commercial and real estate matters. In 1992, she became the Principal Court Attorney for the Honorable Joan B. Lobis, New York Supreme Court.

Justice Kern graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982 and received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1985, graduating cum laude and Order of the Coif.