Judge Profile

Rita Mella

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York County Surrogate's Court, Elected (November 6, 2012) , 2013 to 2026
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, New York County, 2007 to 2012

Other Professional Experience:

  • Court Attorney and Law Clerk, Hon. Margarita Lopez Torres Kings County Surrogate's Court, 2003 to 2006
  • Court Attorney and Law Clerk, Hon. Richard Rivera Kings County Supreme Court, 1993 to 2002


  • J.D., CUNY Law School, 1991

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1992
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