Judge Profile

Miriam R. Best

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal, Appointed, 2008 to Present
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Re-Appointed, 2013 to 2022
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 2005 to 2012
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 2003 to 2005

Other Professional Experience:

  • New York County District Attorney's Office, 2001 to 2003
  • Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, 1999 to 2001
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, 1989 to 1999
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1983 to 1989
  • Private Practice, 1981 to 1983

Education:

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1981
  • B.A., Yale University, 1977

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1982
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1982 - present
  • Member, New York County Lawyers' Association American Inn of Court, 2004 - 2005
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