Judge Profile

Bernice D. Siegal

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, Civil, Elected, 2009 to 2022
  • Supervising Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to 2008
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Elected, 2002 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • Associate and Counsel, New York City Council, 1990 to 2000
  • Associate, Robert Katz, 1987 to 1990
  • Associate, Ronald Rosenberg, 1986 to 1987
  • Associate, Epstein, Becker and Green, 1985 to 1986
  • Assistant Director for Clinical Affairs, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1979 to 1985
  • Associate Director, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, 1978 to 1979


  • J.D., New York Law School, 1985
  • M.P.A, New York University, Graduate School of Public Administration, 1979
  • B.A., City University of New York at Queens College, 1972

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York, 1987
  • NYS, Appellate Division,Second Department, 1986


  • "Non-military Affidavits: Providing Civil Relief at Home", Queens Bar Bulletin and Landlord Tenant Practice Reporter, March 2003

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, NYC Board of Civil Court Judges
  • Board of the National Association of Women Judges, NYS Chapter
  • Recording Secretary, Queens Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Queens County Bar Association
  • Chairwoman, Brandeis Association

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Judge Siegal's Part Rules
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