Judge Profile

Barry Kamins

Judicial Experience:

  • Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, 2nd Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to Present
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Elected (November 6, 2012)
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, New York County, Appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg 2008 to 2008; Reappointed by Mayor Bloomberg, 2009 to 2018
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2012

Other Professional Experience:

  • Flamhaft Levy Kamins Hirsch and Rendeiro, LLP, Partner
  • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Deputy Bureau Chief for Criminal Court


  • J.D., Rutgers University, Law School
  • B.A., Columbia College

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1969


  • New York Search and Seizure (Annual update)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Column, New York Law Journal

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Past President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School
  • Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure to the Chief Administrative Judge
  • Member, New York Law Journal Board of Editors
  • Vice-President, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Grievance Committee, 2nd and 11th Judicial Districts
  • Former Member, New York State Continuing Legal Education Board
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