Judge Profile

Leon Ruchelsman

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Elected, 2003 to 2016
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1996 to 2002
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki, 1996 to 2002
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1992 to 1996

Other Professional Experience:

  • Associate Court Attorney, NYS Unified Court System, 1990 to 1991
  • Associate Law Assistant, NYS Unified Court System


  • J.D., Cardozo School of Law

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1981

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Judge Ruchlesman's Rules
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