Judge Profile

James T. Rooney

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Putnam County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to Present
  • Judge, Supreme Court, Putnam County Integrated Domestic Violence Court, Designated, 2009 to Present
  • Judge, County Court, Putnam County (Multi-Bench/ County/Famiy/Surrogate), Elected, 2001 to 2010

Other Professional Experience:

  • Chief Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Putnam County, 1980 to 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Putnam County, 1979 to 1980
  • Associate (part-time), Ryder, Costello and Miller, Carmel, N.Y., 1978 to 1980
  • Attorney assigned to Family Court, Putnam County Legal Aid Society, 1976 to 1979

Education:

  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., Manhattan College, Cum Laude, 1972

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1983
  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1976

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member and Former Board Member, Secretary, Vice President and President (1984-1985), Putnam County Bar Association, 1976 - present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1976 - present
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Putnam County Supreme Court Law Library, 2002 - 2008

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Rooney's Part Rules
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