Judge Profile

Richard M. Weinberg

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Supreme Court Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006 to Present
  • Presiding Justice, Part N (Felony/Misdemeanor Narcotics), Appointed, 2012 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Midtown Community Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006 to 2012
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, 2001 to 2007; reappointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2008 to 2017

Other Professional Experience:

  • Faculty, New York State Judicial Institute, 2005 to present
  • Faculty, Practicing Law Institute, 2001 to present
  • General Counsel and Counsel to Speaker Peter F. Vallone, New York City Council, 1989 to 2001
  • Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law, 1992 to 2001
  • Adjunct Professor, City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, 1994 to 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, New York Law School, 1982 to 1991
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York State, 1981 to 1989
  • Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1979 to 1981
  • Associate, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, 1977 to 1979
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Henry Bramwell, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1975 to 1977


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1978
  • JD, George Washington University School of Law, 1974
  • MA, New School for Social Research, 1972
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1979
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975
  • United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1975


  • Terminated Dealers: Alternatives to Antitrust: The Federal Antitrust Perspective (with Robert T. Perry), New York Law School Law Review , Vol. XXXII, No. 4, 1987

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1975 - present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1975 - present
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association, 1975 - present
  • Past Member, Board of Directors,, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Past Member, Board of Directors,, City Center of Music and Drama (New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Atlantic Theatre Company
  • Member, Patrons Leadership Council, Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Member, Ex Official, Board of Directors of The Broadway Association, 2007 - present
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