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 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 and re-elected November 2018)

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

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

Other Professional Experience

District Council 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

Santoro v. Poughkeepsie Crossings (180 AD3d 12)

Matter of Fiduciary Insurance Co v. American Bankers Ins. Co. of Florida (132 AD3d 40)

Suffolk County Water Authority v. Dow Chem. Co. (121 AD3d 50)

Archer v. Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corp. (118 AD3d 5)

People v. Hamilton (115 AD3d 12)

People v. Beltran (110 AD3d 153)

Gridley v. Turnbury Village (2021 NY Slip Op 03577)

People v. Uver A. (195 AD3d 61)

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:                   Caribbean American Lawyers Association (CALA)

Master Emeritus of the Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court

Past President:           Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association,
                                  Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court
                                  Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York

Former Second Vice President: The Judicial Friends Association

Member of the Board of Directors for:         
                                   Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYS Bar Association
                                   Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
                                   St. Gabriel’s Senior Citizens Center
                                   St. John’s Bread and Life Agency

Member of the following organizations:
                                   New York State Bar Association
                                   Brooklyn Bar Association
                                   Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
                                   Association of Black Women Attorneys
                                   New York County Lawyers Association
                                   New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices
                                   Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York
                                   National Bar Association
                                   National Bar Association’s Judicial Council
                                   The Women in the Courts Committee
                                   The Judicial Friends
                                   Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court
                                   Puerto Rican Bar Association
                                   Latino Judges Association
                                   The Tribune Society
                                   Metropolitan Black Bar Association
                                   Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Justice Hinds-Radix is the recipient of many awards, including The Gold Crown of Merit, which was conferred upon her by the Governor General of Barbados on the nation’s celebration of its 39th anniversary of its independence, one of the nation’s highest honors. She has also been honored with the Shirley Chisholm Award given to her by the Barbados Consulate in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence.  She has been honored with the Golda Meir Award, bestowed upon Justice Hinds-Radix by the Jewish Lawyers Guild, as well as the Beatrice M. Judge Award and the Sybil Hart Kooper Award by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, the Distinguished Judiciary Award and the President’s Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora and was named one of the Top Women in Business by the Home Reporter.  Justice Hinds-Radix is also the recipient of the 2019 New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Trailblazer Award, the 2021 Hon. Theodore “Ted” Jones Lifetime Achievement Award from the Unified Court System’s Committee to Celebrate Black History Month and the 2021 Hon. William C. Thompson, Sr. Black History Month for Judicial Excellence.