John M. Leventhal

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department (January 25, 2008) to Present
  • felony, Domestic Violence "Court", June 1996 to January 2008
  • Article 81 Guardianship proceedings, 2001 to January 2008

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Assistant, Civil Court Judge sitting in Criminal Court City of New York, Kings County, January 1980 to September 1982
  • Partner, Rosenthal, Vallario, Leventhal & Coffinas, Esqs, August 1989 to December 1994
  • Private Practitioner, Law Office of John M. Leventhal, September 1982 to August 1989

Biographical Data:

  • Degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College of C.U.N.Y.,Degree in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Education:

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1979
  • M.S., Hunter College of C.U.N.Y, 1974
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1970

Publications/Lectures:

  • The Admission of Evidence in Domestic Violence Cases after Crawford v. Washington: A National Survey, 11 Berkeley J. of Crim. Law 77, 2006
  • Spousal Rights Or Spousal Crimes: When And Where Are the Lines To Be Drawn?", Utah L. Rev. 351, 2006
  • Observations of a New Country In An Old World and A New Way of Dealing With An Old World Problem, The Jurist p.1, Summer 2004
  • Perspective: State's Bail Statute Must be Amended, New York Law Journal p.2, col. 2, March 17, 2004
  • Judicial Selection System Under Attack: An Overview of France v. Pataki, The Jurist p. 11., Spring 1996
  • Do Not Open Unless . . . Review of Civil Rights Law §50-1, New York Law Journal p. 1, col. 1, September 6, 1995
  • Renunciation of Property Interests Under EPTL §2-1.11, New York Law Journal p. 1, col. 1, March 23, 1995
  • Courtroom Show-Ups: Identification of the Worst Kind, New York Law Journal p. 1, col. 1, April 27, 1994
  • Public Trial: Keeping the Undercover 'Undercover p. 1, col. 1, New York Law Journal vol. 6, no. 1., November 3, 1992
  • Verdict Sheets - Objection and Appeal, Kings County Criminal Bar Journal, June 1990
  • A Recipe for Understanding a Defendant's Speedy Trial Rights: Worley, Anderson, and a Touch of Gaggi, 37 Barrister 101, 1986
  • Burden of Proof and Defenses in Drug Related Forfeiture Proceedings, Kings County Criminal Bar Journal vol. 2, no. 1, January 1986
  • Standing of a Passenger to Suppress Evidence and the New York Presumption, 35 Barrister 145, 1984
  • Alibi Witness' Failure to Come Forward: The New York Rule, 34 Barrister 104 vol. 13, no. 1, 1983
  • Photographs, Fingerprints and Suppression: Failure to Comply with 160.50 of the Criminal Procedure Law, Veritas vol. 10, no. 3, Spring 1981
  • Crime Prevention in New York City, Rand Institute Working Paper, 1974

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Chair, Gender Fairness Committee, Second Judicial District, 1999 - 2002
  • Delegate, The National Conference of Specialty Court Judges, American Bar Association, 1999 - 2003
  • Assigned Counsel Committee for Appellate Division, Second Department, 2nd and 11th Judicial Districts, Member, 1999 - 2008
  • Member, Oversight Committee for Criminal Defense Organizations, for the Appellate Division, Second Department, 1997 - 1999
  • Member, Second Judicial District Task Force on Reducing Litigation Cost and Delay, 1996 - 1997
  • Member, Evidence Curriculum Committee, Judicial Seminars, 1996 - 2005
  • Editor-in-Chief, Barrister, the legal quarterly publication of the Brooklyn Bar Association, 1982 - 1994
  • Editor-in-Chief, Veritas, the legal publication of Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association, 1982 - 1984
  • Director, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association, 1983 - 2004
  • Member, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association, 1980 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association: Trustee, 1987 - 1994
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association Grievance Committee, 1991 - 1994
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006 - Present
  • Vice President, Association of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the City of New York, 2009
  • Member, Association of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the City of New York, 1995 - Present
  • Member, Association of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1995 - Present
  • Commissioner of Appeals of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, 1997 - Present
  • Chair, Committee on Constitutions, Grand Lodge of the State of New York, Free and Accepted Masons, 2007 - Present
  • Grand Representative, Grand Lodge of South Carolina, A.F.M. near the Grand Lodge of New York, 1997 - Present
  • Co-Chair, 2nd Manhattan Masonic District Blood Drive, 1996 - 2005