Judge Profile

Peter J. Benitez

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1996 to Present
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Koch, 1989 to 1996; Re-appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1996 to 2002; Re-appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2002 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • NYC Criminal Justice Coordinator, 1988 to 1989
  • First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Depart. of Investigation, 1986 to 1988
  • Assistant District Attorney, NY County District Attorney's Office, 1971 to 1986


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1971
  • BA, Columbia College, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, 1971
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