Judge Profile

April A. Newbauer

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 2012 to Present
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, 2012 to 2019

Other Professional Experience:

  • Attorney-in-Charge, Queens Civil Practice, Legal Aid Society, 1997 to 2012
  • Supervising Attorney, Harlem Office, Legal Aid Society, 1991 to 1997
  • Lawyering Program, New York University School of Law
  • Associate, Hartman, Ule, Rose and Ratner
  • Staff Attorney, MFY Legal Services
  • Law Clerk, Acting Supreme Court Justice Elliott Wilk


  • B.A., Cornell University, cum laude, 1979
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1983

Admission to the Bar:

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1984

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, NYC Bar Criminal Justice Operations Committee, 2012 - Present