Judge Profile

Terry Jane Ruderman

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York State Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor George E. Pataki, first term, 1995-1997; second term, 1998-2006; current term, 2006 to 2015
  • Supreme Court Justice,
  • Supreme Court Justice, Supreme Court

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Clerk to Judge Kenneth Rudolph, NYS Unified Court System Supreme Court
  • Associate, Fink Weinberger
  • Assistant to the County Executive, Office of the County Executive-Westchester
  • Deputy County Attorney, Office of the County Attorney of Westchester
  • Assistant District Attorney, Office of the Westchester County District Attorney


  • J.D., Pace University School of Law
  • Ph.D, Graduate Center City University of New York
  • M.A., City University of New York, City College
  • M.A.T., Cornell University

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals , Second Circuit, 1982
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1981
  • State of Florida, 1981
  • United States District Court, Sourthern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981


  • The Wrongly Convicted May Recover Civil Damages, But Must Meet Exacting Standards of Proof, 74 No.2 New York State Bar Association Journal 30, 2002
  • Visitation Rights of Grandparents, 19 Westchester Bar Journal 129, 1992
  • Stanley M.Isaacs, The Conscience of New York, Arno Press, 1982

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Commission Member, NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
  • Member, NYS Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
  • Chair, 9th Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts
  • Former Delegate, Judicial Section to House of Delegates, NYS Bar Association
  • Former President, NYS Association of Women Judges
  • Former President, White Plains Bar Association
  • Board Member, Former Vice President, Westchester County Women's Bar Association
  • Former Presiding Member, Judicial Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, Pace University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Cornell University President's Council of Cornell Women
  • Member, Former President, Cornell University Alumni Association of Westchester
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.