Judge Profile

Peter Kelly

Judicial Experience:

  • Surrogate, Queens County Surrogate Court, Elected, 2011 to 2024
  • Supreme Court Justice, 11th Judicial District, Elected, 2003 to 2010
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Elected, 1999 to 2002

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Clerk / Referee, NYS Unified Court System, Surrogate's Court, Queens County, 1992 to 1998
  • Principal Law Clerk, NYS Unified Court System, 1988 to 1991
  • Associate Law Clerk, Unified Court System, 1984 to 1987

Education:

  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Iona College, 1980

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1996
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1984

Publications/Lectures:

  • Present Status of N.Y. Inequality Proceedings, St. John's Tax Forum / Vol. 5, 1982
  • Numerous Decisions, NY Reports/ NY Law Journal, 2000-2004

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Queens County Bar Assoc., 1988 - present
  • Member, Queens County Women's Bar Assoc., 1990 - present
  • Member, Queens Catholic Lawyers Guild, 1985 - present
  • President, Queens Catholic Lawyers Guild, 1994 - 1998
  • Treasurer, NYC Civil Court Board of Judges, 1997 - 1998
  • Bd. of Directors, NYS Supreme Court Justices Assoc. -Queens County
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