Judge Profile

Matthew Sciarrino, Jr.

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Kings County, Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2006 to 2015

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Clerk, Justice Joseph J. Maltese, Richmond County Supreme Court, 1996 to 2004
  • Small Claims Arbitrator, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1994 to 2004
  • Court Attorney, Judge Joseph J. Maltese, Richmond County Civil Court, 1995 to 1996
  • Court Attorney, Judge Joseph J. Maltese, Kings and Richmond County Criminal Court, 1994 to 1995


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, Research Editor-New York International Law Review, 1993
  • B.S., St. John's University, Political Science, 1990

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1995
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1993
  • New Jersey State and Federal Courts, 1993
  • Pennsylvania, 1993


  • Editor, Richmond County Bar Association Journal ("RCBA Journal"), 2002 - present
  • Book Review, "The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, And the Myth of Judicial Review", by Lawrence Goldstone, NYLJ, November 28, 2008
  • Book Review, "How Judges Think", by Richard Posner, NYLJ, August 15, 2008
  • Book Review, Trial Courts as Organizations", by Brian Ostrom et al, NYLJ, June 18, 2008
  • Book Review, "The War on Human Trafficking: U.S. Policy Assessed", by Anthony DeStefano, NYLJ, April 23, 2008
  • Book Review, "The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, The Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction" by Charles Lane, NYLJ, April 3, 2008. Republished, Richmond County Bar Journal, Spring 2008
  • Book Review, "The People v. the State of New York v. David Feige", RCBA Journal, Fall 2006
  • "Judge to Judge: A Conversation with EDNY Judge Eric Vitaliano", RCBA Journal, Summer 2006
  • Book Review, "Ordinary Heroes", by Scott Turow, RCBA Journal, Winter 2006
  • "Negligent Entrustment and Supervision", RCBA Journal, Spring 2004
  • "Who Owns the Sidewalk", RCBA Journal, Fall 2003
  • "State Limits on Judicial Speech Survive Constitutional Scrutiny", RCBA Journal, Summer 2003

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • former Director, Richmond County Bar Association, 2000 - 2005
  • Editor, Richmond County Bar Association Journal, 2002 - present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Past President, St. John's Law School Alumni Association, Staten Island Chapter
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Director, St. John's Law School Alumni Association
  • Member, City Bar
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.