Judge Profile

Martin E. Ritholtz

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, Elected, 2002 to 2015, Re-elected, 2016-2030
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2000 to 2001
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, Elected, 1996 to 2001

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Luther V. Dye, Supreme Court, Queens County, 1994 to 1995
  • Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Angelo Graci, Supreme Court, Queens County, 1990 to 1993
  • Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Eugene P. Bambrick, Supreme Court, Queens County, 1983 to 1989
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Touro College, School of Law, 1984 to 1988
  • Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Martin Rodell, Supreme Court, Queens County, 1981 to 1982
  • Law Assistant to Hon. Herbert A. Posner, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, 1978 to 1980
  • Clerk, Ritholtz and Ritholtz, Esqs., 1975 to 1978
  • Clerk, S. Horowitz and Company, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1974 to 1975
  • Clerk, Justice Ministry, Jerusalem, Israel, 1972 to 1974

Education:

  • LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., Columbia College, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1976
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1976
  • State of Israel, 1975

Publications/Lectures:

  • Editor, Queens Bar Bulletin, Queens County Bar Association, September, 1985 to Summer 1987

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, The Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, 2004 - present
  • Dean, Queens County Bar Association, Academy of Law, 1999 - present
  • Chairman, Queens County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 1988 - 1998
  • Vice President, Queens County, Board of Judges of the Civil Court of the City of New York, 1998 - 2001
  • Member of Nominating Committee, Queens County Bar Association, 1993 - 1995
  • Second Vice President, Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogate's Courts, 1993 - 1995
  • Member of Alumni Representative Committee, Columbia College, 1986 - present
  • President, Brandeis Bar Association, 1986 - 1986

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Ritholtz's Rules
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