Judge Profile

George R. Villegas

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal, Elected, 2008 to 2021
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to 2007
  • Judge , Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, Elected, 2003 to 2007

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice
  • New York State Senate
  • Attorney, Law Office of George R.Villegas
  • Associate Director/ Legal Affairs, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Chief of Staff-District Office, New York State Senate Office of State Senator Efrain Gonzalez, Jr.
  • Attorney/Administrator, The Osbourne Association
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division


  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law , 1987
  • B.A., City University of New York Baruch College, 1984

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1991

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992 - present
  • New York State Bar Association, 1988 - present
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1988 - present
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.