Judge Profile

Wilma Guzman

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Elected, 2006 to 2019
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2005 to 2006
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, 1999 to 2008

Other Professional Experience:

  • Personal Injury Litigation, Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot
  • Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern District, 1987
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, 1987
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1987
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1986

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Note Taking and Notebooks, The Jury Trial Project
  • Member, The Gender Fairness Committee for the Twelfth Judicial District
  • Mentor, St. Catherine Academy Mentoring Program
  • Mentor, Berkeley College Paralegal Program
  • Mentor, Goodwill Baptist Church
  • Speaker, NYC Board of Education-Open Doors
  • Past Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary & Executive Board Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Metropolitan Women's Bar Association
  • Member, The Bronx Bar Association

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Justice Guzman's Rules
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