Leonard B. Austin

Judicial Experience:

  • Appellate Division, Second Department, 2009
  • Justice, Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District, Re-Elected (November 6, 2012)
  • Justice, Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District, 1999 to 2012

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University School of Law, 2002 to Present
  • Principal, Leonard B. Austin, P.C., 1990 to 1998
  • Partner, Wolfson, Grossman & Austin, 1988 to 1990
  • Partner, Stillman, Herz & Austin, 1979 to 1988
  • Associate Counsel to the Speaker, New York State Assembly, Counsel to the Commerce and Industry and Agriculture Committees, 1980 to 1981
  • Sole Practitioner, Law Office of Leonard B. Austin, 1978 to 1979
  • Assistant Law Librarian, Hofstra University School of Law

Biographical Data:

  • Frequent lecturer and/or panelist on various topics for the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.

Education:

  • J.D, Hofstra University School of Law, 1977
  • A.B., Georgetown University, 1974

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1980

Publications/Lectures:

  • A View from the Bench, NY State Bar Association Family Law Review
  • The Impact of New York's Commercial Division on Bank Litigation, Banking Law Journal
  • Divorce Battleground: What is your License Worth?, Physician's Management Magazine
  • Punish Illegal Peddlers, Not Innocent Parties, Crain's New York
  • License Status in M.D. Divorces (Part 1), American Medical News
  • License Status in M.D. Divorces (Part 2), American Medical News

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Committee Member, Pattern Jury Instructions, 2004 - Present
  • President, American College of Business Court Judges, 2008 - 2009
  • Chair of By-laws, American College of Business Court Judges, 2005 - Present
  • Executive Board Member, Treasurer, , NY State Bar Association Judicial Section, 2004 - 2005
  • Executive Board Member, Secretary, NY State Bar Association Judicial Section, 2005 - 2006
  • Executive Board Member, Assistant Presiding Member, NY State Bar Association Judicial Section, 2006 - 2007
  • Executive Board Member, Presiding Member, NY State Bar Association Judicial Section, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association, 2008 - 2009
  • Chair, Commercial Division Justices Uniform Rules Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Member, OCA Commercial Division Curriculum Committee
  • Co-chair, Commercial Division Conference on Electronic Discovery and related issues, Judicial Institute, White Plains, NY, May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003
  • Member, OCA Matrimonial Practice Committee
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court, 2004 - present
  • President, Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court, 2007 - 2008
  • Volunteer Judge, Various Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions, 1999 - Present
  • Life Fellow, New York Bar Foundation, 2003 - Present
  • Member of Board of Directors, United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism -- Metropolitan NY Region, 2000 - 2006
  • President, Temple Beth Torah, 2000 - 2002
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Jericho Lacrosse Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Jericho Education Foundation, 1996 - 2002
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Women's Bar Association – Nassau County Chapter
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Justices of the Supreme Court
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County, 2008 - Present