Michael J. Obus

Judicial Experience:

  • Administrative Judge, Criminal Matters, 1st Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to Present
  • Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Criminal Term, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2008 to 2009
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1993 to Present
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 1996 to 2005
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Edward I. Koch, 1986 to 1995

Other Professional Experience:

  • The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, New York, 1973 to 1986
  • Appeals Bureau Chief, 1979 to 1986
  • Deputy Appeals Bureau Chief, 1977 to 1978
  • Staff Attorney, 1973 to 1976

Education:

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1970

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1976
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1974

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1987 - present
  • Committee on Corrections, 2000 - 2003
  • Committee on Criminal Advocacy, 1997 - 2000
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1982 - present
  • Member, Association of Judges of the Criminal Court, 1986 - present
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