Judge Profile

James F. Reitz

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Putnam County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to Present
  • Judge, County Court, Putnam County (Multi-Bench/Family/Surrogate), Elected, 2007 to 2016

Other Professional Experience:

  • Town Justice, Town of Carmel, 1996 to 2006
  • Attorney, Major Law Firm, 2002 to 2006
  • Private General Law Practice, 1991 to 2002


  • JD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1989
  • BA, Mercy College, 1986

Admission to the Bar:

  • United State Tax Court, 2000
  • United States District Court, 1992
  • NYS Appellate Division, Second Department, 1991
  • State of Connecticut, Superior Court, 1990

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, New York State Magistrates Association
  • Member and Past President, Putnam County Magistrates Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Putnam County Bar Association

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Reitz's Part Rules
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