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

Hon. Sheri. S. Roman *

Judicial Offices

July 2009 to Present: Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department

1995 to 2009: Supreme Court Justice, Queens County, Civil and Criminal Terms, Re-elected (2009 to 2023)

1985 to 1994: Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York

Other Professional Experience

Bronx District Attorney’s Office: Chief of Major Offense Bureau, Acting Chief Homicide Bureau, Chief Litigation Training Bureau, Appeals Bureau

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1973

United States District Court, Eastern District, 1974

United States Supreme Court, 1980


J.D., Georgetown Law Center

L.L.M in Criminal Justice., New York University

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, Phi Beta Kappa

Publications & Leading Cases

Women's Lives, Men's Laws, NYLJ Book Review, May 2005

Beating College Discipline: When the Thought Police Come Knocking, NYLJ Book Review, July 2003

Women: Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape and Criminal Justice. "Prosecution of Rape Cases," Chapter by Sheri Roman. New York: Long Island University, 1985

People v. Gallagher, 18 Misc. 3d 1135A; 2008 NY Slip Op 50317U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2008)

Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J. v Gurses, 15 Misc. 3d 1131A; 2007 NY Slip Op 50930U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2007)

Jones v. Cesar, 15 Misc. 3d 1108A; 2007 NY Slip Op 50543U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2007)

People v. Green, 13 Misc. 3d 1242A; 2006 NY Slip Op 52299U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2006), aff’d., 2009 App. Div. LEXIS 4071 (2d Dept. 2009)

People v. Rodriguez, 12 Misc. 3d 1196A; 2006 NY Slip Op 51591U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2006)

People v. Alonzo Greeene, 8 Misc. 3d 1029 A; 2005 NY Slip Op 51346U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005)

People v. Michelides, 9 Misc. 3d 408; 2005 NY Slip Op 25294 (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005)

People v. Brown, 9 Misc. 3d 420; 2005 NY Slip Op 25303 (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005) aff’d 50 A.D. 3d 1154 (2d Dept. 2008)

People v. Largo, 6 Misc. 3d 1028 A; 2004 N.Y. Slip Op 51837U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2004)

Xi Yu v. NYU Medical Center, 4 Misc. 3d 602; (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2004)

People v. Dasque, N.Y.L.J. 1/27/04 p. 18; col 4; aff’d. 44 A.D.3d 681 (2d Dept. 2007)

Professional & Civic Activities

National Association of Women Judges

      • 2008 Vice President-Publication

New York State Association of Women Judges

      • Former Vice President
      • Chair, New York State Law School Outreach

Samuel Field YM& YWHA,

      • Board of Directors

New York Women's Bar Association

      • Advisory Council • Board of Directors
      • Former Chairperson, Judiciary Committee
      • Former Chairperson, Criminal Law Committee
      • Former First Vice President

Queens County Bar Association

Queens County Criminal Court's Bar Association

Queens County Women's Bar Association

Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York,

      • Board of Directors
      • Corresponding Secretary

Supreme Court Justices Association of the State of New York

Criminal Court Judges Association,

      • Former Vice President

Criminal Court of the City of New York,

      • Former Bias Committee Member

New York State Supreme Court
Queens County Gender Fairness Committee, Chairperson

      • Chair of Annual "Take Our Daughters/Sons to Work Day"
      • Chair of Annual "Women’s History Month" programs
      • Chair of annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month programs
* Retired effective 11/08/2022