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 William G. Ford

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division-Second Department, June 1, 2021 to present

Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Elected, 2016 to 2029

Acting Judge, County Court, Suffolk County, Appointed by Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2014 to 2014; Re-appointed 2015 to 2015

Presiding Judge, Suffolk County Drug Treatment Court and Mental Health Treatment Court, Appointed by Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti; 2014 to 2014; Re-appointed 2015 to 2015

Judge, District Court, Suffolk County, Appointed by Suffolk County Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Legislature, 2015 to 2015

Judge, Suffolk County District Court, Elected, 2009 to 2014

Other Professional Experience

Suffolk County Department of Law, Principal Assistant County Attorney, 2007 to 2008

Zurich North America - Melville, Senior Trial Attorney, 2000 to 2007

Ross & Sambrato, Staff Attorney, 1998 to 2000

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department

United States District Courts SDNY, EDNY, US Court of International Trade


J.D., Brooklyn Law School

B.A., SUNY Empire State College

Publications & Leading Cases

Landow v. Atlantic Properties, NYLJ, May 31, 2016

Matter of Franco v. N.Y.S., Central Register of N.Y. Office of Children and Family Services, 2016 Slip Op. 32561(U)

Kelleher v. Briad Lodging Group Central Islip LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30393(U), March 7, 2018

Femister v. Riccio, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30458(U), March 9, 2018

Chiaramonte v. Town of Smithtown, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30465(U), March 15, 2018

Coalition of Landlords, Homeowners & Merchants v. Alessi, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30594(U), April 2, 2018

Matter of East End Investors, LLC v. DeChance, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30592(U), April 5, 2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Past President, New York State District Court Judges Association

Member, Judicial Friends

Member, Suffolk County Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors Long Island Head Start

Member, Judicial Wellness Committee

Member, Historical Society of the New York Courts

Member, GSB YMCA Board of Managers

Member, Association of Justices of Supreme Court of New York, 2016 to Present

Member, Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, 2019 to Present