Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Judicial DepartmentSupreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Judicial Department
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Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Ruth C. Balkin *

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division-Second Department, Designated December 22, 2006

Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, January 2005 to December 2006

Interim Appointment to the Supreme Court, Nassau County, May 2004 to December 31, 2004

Supervising Judge of the Nassau County Family Court, January 2003 to September 2004

Judge of the Nassau County Family Court, January 1995 to May 2004

Presiding Judge of the Nassau County Family Treatment Court, 2002 to 2004.

Other Professional Experience

Counsel to the Presiding Supervisor and the Town Board of the Town of Hempstead, 1987-1994

Associate, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, Mineola, New York, 1986-1987

Partner, Sutter Balkin, Marten & Regan, Mineola, New York, 1984-1986

Associate, Sutter, Moffatt, Yannelli & Zevin, Mineola, New York, 1977-1984.

Admission to the Bar

New York, Second Department, February 1977

United States District Courts
Southern District of New York, 1977
Eastern District of New York, 1977

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979

United States Supreme Court, 1981.


St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976

Adelphi University, B.A., 1973.

Publications & Leading Cases

Mahoney v Brockbank, 142 AD3d 200 (2d Dept 2016), lv. granted 29 NY3d 904 (2017)

Government Empls. Ins. Co. v Avanguard Med. Group, PLLC, 127 AD3d 60 (2d Dept 2015), affd, 27 NY2d 22 (2016)

Matter of Luis C., 124 AD3d 109 (2d Dept 2014)

People v Gonzales, 111 AD3d 147 (2d Dept 2013)

Fried v Jacob Holding, Inc., 110 AD3d 56 (2d Dept 2013)

Jacobs v Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 103 AD3d 78 (2d Dept 2012)

Matter of Brown v Blumenfeld, 89 AD3d 94 (2d Dept 2011)

Alnashmi v Certified Analytical Group, Inc., 89 AD3d 10 (2d Dept 2011)

Weiner v City of New York, 84 AD3d 140 (2d Dept 2011), affd, 19 NY3d 852 (2012)

Matter of Jennings v Commissioner, N.Y.S. Dept. of Social Servs., 71 AD3d 98 (2d Dept 2010)

Matter of H.M. v E.T., 65 AD3d 119 (2d Dept 2009) (dissent), revd, 14 NY3d 521 (2010)

East Acupuncture, P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 61 AD3d 202 (2d Dept 2009)

Professional & Civic Activities

Chair of Statewide Advisory Committee on Attorney for Children
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
National Women’s Judges Association
Association of Justices of the Supreme Court
Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County
We Care Association of the Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
Unified Court System Family Violence Task Force.