Judge Profile

Shirley Kornreich

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Elected, 2009 to 2022
  • Supreme Court Justice, New York County, Appointed by Governor David Patterson, 2008 to 2008
  • Acting Supreme Court Justice, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to 2007
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, first term, 1995-2004; second term, 2005 to 2007

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Clerk, New York City Legal Aid Trial and Appeals Bureau
  • Nassau County Legal Aid Appeals Bureau


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1975

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1979
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1976
  • United States District Court, New Jersey, 1975

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, City Bar of the City of New York, Criminal Advocacy Committee; Juvenile Justice Committee; Committee on Drugs and the Law; Civil Court Committee; and Committee for Courts of Superior Jurisdiction
  • Member, Board of Directors, JALBCA (served as co-President 2003-2005 and panel in the October Symposium since 2001), 1997
  • Participant, Lawyering Program of NYU School of Law, 1999 - 2007
  • Participant, Moot Court competition at Cardozo and New York Law Schools, the Jerome Prince Competition and Law School externship programs at Columbia, Fordham and New York Law Schools

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