Judge Profile

Yvonne Lewis

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Elected, 1992 to 2005; Re-Elected, 2006 to 2019
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, 1991 to 1991
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, 1986 to 1991
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Kings County, 1987 to 1988

Other Professional Experience:

  • Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Legal Services Corp.
  • Assistant to Regional Director, Legal Services Corp.
  • Managing Attorney, Bronx Legal Services
  • Professor, Clinical Studies, Hofstra Law School


  • J.D., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Law School, 1974
  • B.A., S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo, 1967

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1974

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, The Judicial Friends
  • Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Member, Brooklyn's Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of New York
  • Member, National Bar Association, Judicial Council
  • Member, National Conference of Black Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Member, National Lawyers Guild
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Judicial Ethics
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of NY
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Child Development
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.