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Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Joseph J. Maltese

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo January 17, 2014 to Present

Justice, New York Supreme Court, Thirteenth Judicial District, Elected, 2012 to 2024

Presiding Justice, New York Litigation Coordinating Panel, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2015 to present

Associate Justice, New York Litigation Coordinating Panel, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to 2015

Appointed Justice, New York Supreme Court, Second Judicial District, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki by Court of Claims Act, 1996 to 2011

Judge, NYC Criminal Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1992 to 1995

Judge, NYC Civil Court, Elected, Richmond County, 1992 to 1996

Other Professional Experience

Private Practice of Law, New York, New Jersey & Florida, 1976 to 1991

Law Clerk to Judge John Kelly, 1975 to 1976

Staff Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, 1974 to 1975

Adjunct Law Professor, New York Law School, 2007 - present

Lecturer, New York Law School, 2000 - 2006

Instructor, National Judicial College, 1999 to present

Adjunct Professor, Touro College, 2001 to 2007

CLE Lecturer: St. John’s University School of Law, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Columbian Lawyers Association


United States Army, Active & Reserve, 1969 to 1999

Military Judge, U.S. Army Trial Judiciary, 1992 to 1999

Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Officer), 1976 to 1992

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for M. Dist., TN and W. Dist., KY, 1982, 1983

Armor Officer, 1971 to 1976

New York Guard, Brigadier General, Commander, Civil Affairs Brigade, 1999 to 2006

Admission to the Bar

New Jersey
New York, Second Department

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern,
Northern and Western Districts of New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Supreme Court


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nevada at Reno, 2014

Master of Science in Forensic Examination, Touro College, 2003

Master of Judicial Studies (Master of Laws), University of Nevada at Reno, 1998

Master of Arts, International Relations and American Politics, New York University, 1991

Juris Doctor, New York Law School, 1973

Bachelor of Arts, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1970

Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society

Publications & Leading Cases

Editor, Resource Guide for Managing Complex Litigation, National Judicial College, Reno, NV

Editorial Committee, Bench Book for Trial Judges of New York, West

Expert Testimony: Technical, Scientific & Other Specialized Evidence, NYS Bar Association, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall, 2001.

Professional & Civic Activities

Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Fellow, Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Judge

Chief Judge’s Judicial Advisory Council

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Richmond County Bar Association

Columbian Lawyer’s Association

Order Sons of Italy in America