Mark C. Dillon

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department, Appellate Division, Second Department, Appointed by Gov. George Pataki, August 25, 2005 to December 31, 2013.
  • Justice of the Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, Elected, November 2, 1999 to December 31, 2013.
  • Judge of the Westchester County Court, Westchester County Court, Appointed by Gov. George Pataki, June 4, 1997 to December 31, 1997
  • Town Justice, Town of Yorktown, June 4, 1997 to December 31, 1997

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, New York Practice, Fordham School of Law, January 2008 to May 2008
  • Trial Attorney, Cerussi & Spring, White Plains, New York, January 1, 1988 to June 4, 1997
  • Partner, Dillon & Sarcone, LLP, White Plains, New York, January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney, Westchester County, March 1985 to December 31, 1987

Education:

  • M.A., New York University, 1990
  • J.D., Fordham Law School, 1984
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1981
  • DIPL. INT'L. Law, University of Salzburg, 1981

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1983

Publications/Lectures:

  • The Legalities of Leap Day, New York Law Journal, February 29, 2008
  • No More Specific Ad Damnums, New York Law Journal, October 22, 2007
  • The CPLR's Most Dangerous Discovery Statute, New York Law Journal, March 28, 2003
  • Requiring Witnesses to Answer at Deposition, New York Law Journal, October 22, 2001
  • Obtaining Out-Of-State Witnesses and Documents for Discovery And Trial, 28 Westchester Bar Journal, Spring 2001
  • Judge's Corner, 24 Westchester Bar Association Newsletter, October 2000
  • Serious Injury Test Does Not Travel Well, New York Law Journal, October 16 2000
  • Five Tips for the Civil Practitioner in Handling Choice of Law Issues, 22 Westchester Bar Journal, Winter, 1995
  • CPL Section 180.80 Should be Amended to Accommodate Town, Village Courts, New York Law Journal, September 30, 1988
  • The Forgotten Checks and Balances, 14 Westchester Bar Journal, Spring, 1987
  • The Case for Reversing the 'Rogers Rule' on the Right to Counsel, 58 New York State Bar Journal, July, 1986
  • Felony Murder Rule Holds Criminals Responsible for Crimes, The New York Times, September 7, 1985
  • Researched and drafted three chapters, Art of Advocacy: Settlement, a civil law book by Henry G. Miller, Esq., 1983

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • CLE, "Appellate Practice", Rockland County Bar Association, September 10, 2008
  • CLE, "The Law of Medical malpractice", Dutchess County Bar Association, April 10, 2008
  • Committee Chair, Judges and Lawyers for Family Justice, 2002 - 2004
  • Teacher, Criminal Law CLE for the Office of the Westchester County District Attorney, June 21, 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, Matrimonial Classes at Pace University School of Law, 2006 - 2007
  • CLE on Appellate Practice, "Appeals in the Second Department", NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Brooklyn Bar Association, December 18, 2007
  • CLE on Appellate Practice, "Appeals in the Second Department", New York State Bar Association, November 2, 2007
  • CLE on Appellate Advocacy, "Taking an Appeal: A View From the Bench", Westchester Bar Association, October 9, 2007
  • Teacher, Matrimonial Law CLE for Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association, May 16, 2006
  • Teacher, CLE Program on the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Matrimonial Law, Westchester Bar Association, March 3, 2005
  • Teacher, CLE Program on Advanced Evidence for the Matrimonial Lawyer, NYS Bar Association, May 14, 2004
  • Teacher, CLE Program on the presentation of expert witness testimony at trial, NYS Bar Association, April 2003
  • Teacher, CLE Program on the mandatory periodic payment of certain Judgments, Dutchess County Bar Association, 2002
  • Teacher, providing instruction to town and village judges of the Ninth Judicial District on selected aspects of procedural and substantive law, New York State Continuing Judicial Education Program, October 1994
  • Teacher, providing instruction to town and village judges of the Ninth Judicial District on selected aspects of procedural and substantive law, New York State Continuing Judicial Education Program, May 2001
  • Captain, New York Guard Judge Advocate General Corps, 1999 - Present
  • First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, 1988 - 1997 (Honorable Discharge
  • Member, New York State Magistrates' Associations, 1988 - Present
  • Chairman, Law Day Committee, Westchester County Bar Association, 1986 - 1990
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Director, and Member many years since 1986, Yorktown Bar Association, 1988 - 1992
  • Director, Fordham Law Alumni Association Westchester-Putnam Chapter, 2001 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Westchester County Council on Domestic Violence, July 1996 - December 31, 1997
  • President, Yorktown Area Jaycees, 1990 - 1991
  • Chairman of Board, Yorktown Area Jaycees, 1991 - 1992
  • Lector, St. Patrick's Church, 1986 - 2000
  • Delivering food and clothing to the needy., "Midnight Runs" to the streets of Manhattan
  • Member, The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1996 - Present
  • Member, Irish-American Social Club of Westchester-Putnam, 1987 - 2000
  • Member, Elks Lodge #2324, 1987 - 2000
  • Member, The Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America and merit badge counselor, National Eagle Scout Association