Calendars Decisions

Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, November 2012

Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Second Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court, May 2009 to November 2012

Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (elected November 2004)

Judge of the New York City Civil Court (2002 - 2004)

Judge of the New York City Criminal Court (2002 - 2003)

Other Professional Experience

District Counsel 37, (1985 to 2001)

Chief Counsel, Immigration Program

Supervising Attorney, Landlord and Tenant Division

Senior Attorney, Consumer Litigation Unit and Bankruptcy

Pro Bono Attorney

Admission to the Bar

New York State Bar, 1985

Federal Courts, Southern District, 1987

Federal Courts, Eastern District, 1987


Howard University, School of Law, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctorate (1984)

Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y., Master’s Degree, Political Science (1978)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Bachelors of Science in History, (1976)

Publications & Leading Cases

In the Matter of the Application of STOP BHOD, an unincorporated association, by and in the name of its President, Frank Lepera, Verifying Petitioner and William C. Thompson Jr., in his official capacity as the New York City Comptroller, et al., Petitioners, v. City of New York, et al., Respondents 22 Misc. 3d 1136 (A); 881 N.Y.S. 2d 367 (2009)

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center v. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East et al. 31 Misc. 3d 1233 (A); 930 N.Y.S. 2d 173 (2011).

East West Bank, successor in interest to United Commercial Bank, v. 32 Tower LLC, 33Misc.3d 1221(A), 939 N.Y.S.2d 740 (Table), 2011 WL 5515436 (NY Sup, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 52041 (U)

Quadasia Nelson an infant by her mother and natural Guardian, Crystal Nelson, and Crystal Nelson, Individually, v. Pamela S. Roth., Esq. 2009 NY Misc LEXIS 6762, affirmed 69 AD 3d 912

Mark Kleinman v. Blue Ridge Foods, LLC, Marvin Sussman and Blue Ridge Acquisitions, Inc., 32 Misc. 3d 1219 (A).

Professional & Civic Activities

President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Master of the American Inns of Court Second Vice President for The Judicial Friends

Recipient of The Gold Crown of Merit, which was conferred upon her by the Governor General of Barbados on that nation’s celebration of its 39th anniversary of its independence, one of the nation’s highest honors.

Member of the Board of Directors for: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association Metropolitan Black Bar Association St. John’s Bread and Life Agency St. Gabriel’s Senior Center

Member of the following organizations:

New York State Bar Association

Brooklyn Bar Association

National Association of Women Judges

New York Criminal Bar Association

New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

New York County Lawyers Association

Catholic Lawyers Guild

The Women in Courts Committee.