Judge Profile

Richard Lee Price

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal, Elected, 2003 to 2016
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, 1990 to 2000
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, 1980 to 2002
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by 1st & 12th Judicial District, 1981 to 2002

Other Professional Experience:

  • Chief Law Assistant, Civil Court of the City of N.Y., 1976 to 1980
  • Law Secretary, Judge Harry W. Davis, Civil Court, 1969 to 1976
  • Harry H. Lipsig, Esq., 1967 to 1969
  • Zoloto, Karger & Zurkow, Esq., 1965 to 1967
  • Consumer Frauds Bureau and Labor Bureau, Department of Law, State of New York, 1962 to 1964
  • Arnold D. Roseman, Esq., 1965


  • Doctor of Laws (honorary), Shaw University, 1980
  • J.D., New York Law School, 1964
  • B.A., Roanoke College, 1961

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1965
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts
  • United States Customs Court


  • "From Gender Bias to Gender Fairness", Metropolitan Women's Bar Association, MWBA Newsletter, Fall 2004
  • "We the People" a booklet for secondary school children, 2002
  • "An Elementary Journey Through The Legal System and The Courts", New York State Bar Association, 2000
  • "Judging in America", Court Review, Vol.34, #1, American Judges Association, 1997
  • "The Role of a Judge" Law Studies, New York State Bar Association Vol. XXI, No 1, 1996
  • "From the Homeroom to the Court Room...Youth and Violence. Alook into the Criminal Justice System", New York State Bar Association, 1995
  • "Legal Rights Under the Camera's Lights - Law Studies, New York State Bar Association Vol. XX, No 1, 1995
  • "Battered Womens' Syndrome", 1985
  • NYC Youth Law Manual - A manual for secondary school students dealing with rights and responsibilities, 1995, 2007

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Chair, Gender Fairness [Gender Bias] Committee for the Twelfth Judicial District, 1987 - present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Past Member, Committees on Women in the Courts and Women in the Profession; Past Member, Council on Judicial Administration
  • NY County Lawyers' Association, Director, 1998 to 2001; Chair, Law Related Education; Co-Chair, Task Force on Domestic Violence, 1996 to 1998; Past Co-Chair, Committe on Woman's Rights, 1998 - 2001
  • New York State Bar Association, Past Chair, Committee on Citizenship Education; Past Chair, Committee on District, City Village and Town Courts
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Jury System and Past President - American Judges Association
  • Past President, American Judges Association
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.