Paul A. Crotty

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. District Judge, U.S. Southern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • Corporation Counsel, New York City, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani appointed, 1994 to November 1997
  • Group President for New York and Connecticut, Verizon, November 1997 to July 2005
  • Partner, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1988 to 1993
  • Commissioner of the Office of Financial Services, Commissioner of Finance and Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development, Administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch, 1984 to 1988
  • Partner, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1976 to 1984
  • Associate, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1969 to 1976
  • U.S. District Judge Lloyd F. McMahon of the Southern District of New York

Biographical Data:

  • Judge Crotty has served on the Boards of numerous public and not-for-profit organizations, including the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the New York Urban League, Tri-State United Way, Polytechnic University, and the Legal Aid Society of New York. Judge Crotty is married to Jane Frances Rea. They have three children and two grandchildren. Judge Crotty was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy. He served on active duty for two years, and then attended and graduated with distinction from the Cornell Law School.


  • Cornell Law School, 1967
  • University of Notre Dame, 1962

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1967

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • New York Bar Association and ABA
  • Member, Order of the Coif and was awarded the Cornell Law School's Fraser prize. He was also the President of the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic
  • Recipient, Cornell Law School's Fraser Prize
  • President, Cornell Legal Aid Clinic

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Judges Practice:

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