Judge Profile

Peter Tom

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, 1994
  • Presided, Narcotics Eviction Part in New York County, 1985 to 1987
  • Judge, New York City Housing Court, Appointed, 1976 to 1985
  • Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Elected, 1990
  • Judge, New Yor City Civil Court, New York County, Elected, 1988

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Clerk, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1975 to 1976
  • Practicioner, Private law firms, 1975

Biographical Data:

  • Born in Canton, China; fluent in Cantonese; only Asian to win the New York City Golden Gloves Boxing Championship (1966); avid collector, restorer and student of Asian art and antiquities; enjoys tennis and painting

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Trailblazer Award, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2004
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1993
  • Asian American For Equality Leadership Award, 1991
  • Several awards, New York County Lawyers Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Brooklyn Law School