Alan D. Scheinkman is the Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District, comprising Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam Counties. He is a Justice of the Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District and is the presiding justice of the Commercial Division, Westchester County. He served for two years as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts. Justice Scheinkman is the co-chair of the Judicial Task Force on the State Constitution formed by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, as well as a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on the State Constitution. He is a member of the Pattern Jury Instructions Committee – Civil of the New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices, having formerly served as a Reporter for the Committee for many years. He is the co-author, along with the late Professor David D. Siegel, of the New York State Bar Association handbooks on practice in the New York Court of Appeals and in the Appellate Divisions.
He obtained his law degree in 1975 from St. John’s University School of Law; from 1975 to 1977, he was law clerk to Hon. Matthew J. Jasen, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals.
Prior to election to the Bench, he was in private practice, taught law full-time at St. John’s University School of Law, and served as the Westchester County Attorney. He is the author of a two-volume treatise on New York domestic relations law and is the practice commentator for McKinney’s Domestic Relations Law. He has participated as a speaker and panelist at numerous judicial and bar association programs. He has also taught at St. John’s University School of Law, Pace University School of Law, and at Rutgers University-Newark School of Law. He presently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law.