Judge Profile

Karla Moskowitz

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, 2008 to Present
  • Supreme Court Justice, Civil Branch, 1992 to Present
  • Supreme Court Justice, Commercial Division, 2002 to 2007
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1987 to 1991
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Elected, 1982 to 1986

Other Professional Experience:

  • Administrative Law Judge, New York State Health Department, 1978 to 1981.
  • Hearing Officer, New York City Board of Education, 1976 to 1980
  • Counsel, Moskowitz and Moll, Counsel, 1975 to 1980
  • Assistant Counsel, New York City Human Resources Administration, 1970 to 1974
  • Assistant to First Assistant Attorney General, New York State Attorney General's Office, 1966 to 1970
  • Assistant Counsel., New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1966
  • B.A., Alfred University, 1963

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1966

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Past President, Association of New York State Women Judges
  • Past President, National Association of Women Judges
  • Past Co-President, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert.
  • Past Executive Committee, New York County Board of Justices
  • Past Co-Chair,Supreme Court, New York County, Civil Branch, Anti-Bias Committee.
  • Founding Member, American College of Business Court Judges.
  • Member of Committees, NYCLA, City Bar, NYWBA, JALBCA Board of Directors
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoria Causa, from Alfred University., 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
  • Abigail Allen award, Alfred University, 2004
  • Edith I. Spivack Award, Women's Rights Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Founder's Award, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, 1999
  • Women of Valor Award, Women's Medical Association of New York City, 1995