Judge Profile

John Michael Galasso

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Nassau County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to Present
  • Judge, County Court, Nassau County, Elected, 1998 to 2007; Re-elected 2008 to 2017
  • Judge, District Court, Nassau County, Appointed by Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta, 1991 to 1997

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Firm of John Michael Galasso, 1978 to 1991
  • Hearing Officer, Town of Oyster Bay Environmental Review Board, 1978 to 1991
  • Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County, 1969 to 1978


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., C.W. Post College of Long Island University, 1966

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1979
  • United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1979
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1975
  • Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1973
  • United States District Court, 1973
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1969

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Board Member, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Association
  • Member, Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Member, St. Dominic's Usher Society
  • Member, Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay
  • Alumni-Board-St. Dominic High School
  • Former Vice President, Nassau County District Court Judges Association, 1997
  • Former Vice President, District Court Judges Association of the State of New York, 1997
  • Fomer Member, Republican Committee, Town of Oyster Bay, 1987 - 1991

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Galasso's Part Rules
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