Judge Profile

A. Kathleen Tomlinson

Judicial Experience:

  • US Magistrate Judge, U.S. Eastern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Long Island University
  • Staff Attorney, Nassau County Legal Aid Society
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Arthur D. Spatt,, US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C. in Uniondale, NY

Biographical Data:

  • Degrees in English and American Literature from L.I.U.


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • M.A., L.I.U.
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Admission to the Bar:


  • Employers Find Employees Turning to OSHA to Redress Workplace Violence Issues, NYLJ Feb, 2004
  • Employers Breathe Sigh of Relief on Final HIPAA Privacy Rules, techLAW, Spring 2001
  • The Right of the Elderly to Self-Determination and New York's Legislative Imperative, Pace Law Review, 1988

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee on Ethics and Professionalism
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Outstretched Hands of Justice Award, Suffolk Bar Foundation and Nassau Suffolk Law Services, 2005
  • Top Ten Leaders in Employment Law and Civil Litigation, Digital Press International, 2005
  • Top 50 Business/Professional Women, Long Island Business News, 2004
  • Top Ten Leaders in Employment Law, Digital Press International, 2004
  • Graduated magna cum laude, Rutgers University