Judge Profile

James J. Golia

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, 2008 to 2009; 2010 to 2011
  • Supreme Court Justice , Queens County , Elected, 2005 to 2007
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 2000 to 2004

Other Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Commissioner, Department of Buildings
  • Executive Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney County of Queens
  • Executive Assistant, Borough President County of Queens
  • Voting Member, Acting Borough President NYC Board of Estimate
  • Voting Member , Board of Trustees NYC Employee Retirement System
  • Voting Member , NYC Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board
  • Consulting Engineer , Borough President County of Queens
  • Arbitrator, Civil Court of the City of New York
  • Administrative Engineer, NYC Title by Civil Service Examination
  • Professional Engineer, NYS Licensed since 1964


  • New York Law School
  • City College of the City of New York

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1979


  • Authored changes to General City Law Article 3 Section 36
  • Authored changes to NYC Administrative Code Section C26-403.2(a) [27-297a]

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Queens County Bar Association
  • New York State Society of Professional Engineers
  • Selective Service Draft Board, Queens County
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.