Judge Profile

Francis A. Nicolai

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Westchester County, 2010 to 2011
  • Presiding Justice, Appellate Term, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to Present
  • Supreme Court Justice, Westchester County, Elected, 2008 to 2021
  • Administrative Judge, Ninth Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman, 1999 to 2009
  • Judge, County Court,Westchester County, Elected, 2005 to 2007
  • Supreme Court Justice, Ninth Judicial District, Elected, 1990 to 2004
  • Judge, County Court, Westchester County, Elected, 1984 to 1989

Other Professional Experience:

  • Officer-Final Rank, LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, 1961 to 1973


  • JD, New York Law School, 1970
  • BS, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1961

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1971

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
  • Member, Association of NY State Supreme Court Justices

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Preliminary Conference Part
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