Judge Profile

Michael J. Pinckney

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Housing, Queens County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1999 to 2004; Re-appointed 2005 to 2009; Re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2014

Other Professional Experience:

  • Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 1998 to 1999
  • Deputy General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, 1995 to 1998
  • Deputy Director, Landlord and Tenant Litigation Division, 1992 to 1995
  • Managing Attorney, Landlord and Tenant Litigation Division, 1987 to 1992


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1982
  • B.S., City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1979

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1990
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1983

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Judges Practice:

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