Judge Profile

Joseph C. Pastoressa

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Elected, 2012 to 2025
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to 2011
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki, 2004 to 2009; Re-appointed by Governor David Paterson, 2009 to 2018

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice
  • Principal Law Clerk to Appellate Division Justice, Second Department
  • Principal Law Clerk to Court of Claims Judge, New York State Court of Claims
  • Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice


  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A., St. John's University

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1984

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