Judge Profile

Charles Apotheker

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Rockland County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Rockland County Superior Court, Information Part, 2008 to Present
  • Supervising Judge, 9th Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Rockland County Drug Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2000 to 2002; Reappointed, 2007 to present
  • Judge, County Court, Rockland County, Elected, 2007 to 2016
  • Town Justice, Haverstraw, 1980 to 2006

Other Professional Experience:

  • Attorney, General Practice of Law, 1974 to 2006
  • Attorney, Rockland County Department of Law, 1974 to 2002


  • J.D., St. John's University Law School, 1973
  • B.B.A., City College of New York, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1974


  • Doe v. Roe, Decision, 598 NY2d 678
  • White v. New Hampshire (80-5887), Amicus Brief, US Supreme Court
  • Frinkle v. Branti (78-1654), Appellant's Brief, US Supreme Court
  • "Rockland Drug Court Leads the Way", NY Law Journal, Surburan Edition, December 2000
  • "Saving Rockland Lives", Journal News Editorial, December 14, 2001

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Faculty, National Drug Court institute
  • Faculty, Education & Training for Drug Court, Office of Court Administration, 2001 - 2002
  • Member and Former President, Rockland County Magistrates Association, 1980
  • Board of Directors, United Hospice of Rockland
  • Board of Directors, Rockland County Council of Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Judge Apotheker's Part Rules
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.