Judge Profile

Carmen Velasquez

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, Elected, 2015 to 2028
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Queens County, Elected, 2009 to 2014

Other Professional Experience:

  • Attorney, Private Practice, 1991 to 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2000 to 2002
  • Adjunct Professor, Baruch College, 1999 to 1999
  • Deputy Department Advocate, Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 1989 to 1991
  • Assistant Department Advocate, Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 1988 to 1989
  • Office of District Attorney of Bronx County, 1987 to 1988
  • Intern- Summer 1986, Appellate Division, First Department, Assigned Counsel Plan

Education:

  • J.D., Temple University, School of Law, 1987
  • University of Athens Law School, Summer, 1985
  • B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1984

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1988

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Board Member, Speaker's Bureau, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Queens County Bar Association
  • Member and Past President, Hispanic National Bar Association, New York Region
  • Advisory Board, Past President and Treasurer, Latino Lawyer Association of Queens County
  • Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Member, Queens County Women's Bar Association
  • Member and Past Vice President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association
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