Putting My Experience
University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2010
Small Claims Arbitrator, New York Civil Court
(Jun 2019 – Present)
In a nutshell, I’m like Judge Judy! As a volunteer small claims arbitrator, I conduct trials and render binding monetary awards (up to $10,000) over matters such as rent and security deposit issues; property damage claims; and breach of warranty/contract disputes. As an arbitrator, I demonstrate the temperament, intellect and common sense desired of a Judge of the Civil Court.
Court Attorney, Unified Court System
(Apr 2017 – Present)
Principal Appellate Court Attorney, Appellate Term, Second Department
(Nov 2018 – Present)
Principal Court Attorney, Queens County Criminal Court
(Apr 2017 – Nov 2018)
As a court attorney to, first, a Judge of the Criminal Court and, second, all of the Justices of the Appellate Term, I have served in a confidential capacity, advising Justices on how the law applies to a variety of cases. My central responsibility in this regard is to get the law right. Thus, the fair, dispassionate analysis of the law and its applicability to various cases, that one would rightly expect of a Judge of the Civil Court, is exactly my current job description as a court attorney.
Public Defender, The Legal Aid Society, New York, NY
(Dec 2010 – Apr 2017)
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, Appeals Bureau
(Oct 2014 – Apr 2017)
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, Trial Bureau
(Dec 2010 – Oct 2014)
As a public defender for The Legal Aid Society, I lived by the motto that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. My job was to bring the Constitution to life and ensure that each and every one of my indigent clients charged with a criminal violation received nothing less than the fullest of my passionate, intellectual, vigorous representation.