Judge Profile

Sam D. Walker

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, Elected, 2006 to 2020
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, 2005 to 2006
  • Judge, County Court, Westchester, Elected, 2002 to 2012
  • Acting Judge, Family Court, Yonkers, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to 2003
  • Judge, City Court, Mount Vernon, Elected, 1995 to 2002
  • Associate Judge, City Court, Mount Vernon, Appointed by Mayor Ronald Blackwood, 1989 to 1995

Other Professional Experience:

  • Patent Attorney, General Foods Corporation, 1982 to 1989

Education:

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., City University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College, 1975

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office/ Patent Bar, 1984
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1983

Publications/Lectures:

  • Walker, Diversity, Part 1, Westchester County Bar Journal, 11-14 Vol. 31, 2004

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • President, Westchester County Bar Association, 2004 - 2005
  • President, Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County, 1986 - 1989
  • Member, Grievance Committee, 9th Judicial District, 1987 - 1994
  • Member, Board of Directors, Westchester Legal Services, 1988 - 1989
  • Member, Board of Directors, Food Patch, 1988 - 1992
  • Member, House of Delegates, NYS Bar Assoc., 1990 - 1994
  • Member, House of Delegates, NYS Bar Assoc, 2001 - 2005
  • Member, Pace University School of Law Board of Visitors, 2005 - present

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Walker's Part Rules
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