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Justices of the Court


Presiding Justice Luis A. Gonzalez

EDUCATION
9/72 - 6/75 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
New York, New York
Juris Doctor, May 1975

9/64 - 5/68 EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY
Harrisonburg, Virginia
B.A., History and Social Science, May 1968


EXPERIENCE

3/09 - Present
SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION,
FIRST DEPARTMENT
Presiding Justice

3/02 - 3/09
SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
Associate Justice - Preside over civil and criminal appeals.

1/99 - 3/02 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
12th JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Administrative Judge - Supervise both civil and criminal branches of the Supreme Court.

1/01-9/7/01 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
12th JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Administrative Judge -Presided over Special Trial Part.

1/98 - 12/98 APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT
New York, New York
Associate Justice - Presided over civil court and criminal court appeals.

1/93 - 12/97 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Bronx, New York
Justice of the Supreme Court - Presided over Individual Assignment Part.

4/92 - 12/92 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Bronx, New York
Acting Justice of the Supreme Court - Presided over Supreme Court Trials.

1/87 - 12/92 CIVIL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Bronx, New York
Judge of the Civil Court - Presided over Civil Court actions
involving amounts under $25,000.00, landlord and tenant actions and small claims matters.

1/91 - Present LEHMAN COLLEGE
Bronx, New York
Instructor - Civil Practice

1/85 - 12/86 CIVIL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
HOUSING PART
Bronx, New York
Housing Court Judge - Presided over Housing Court cases.

9/81 - 1/85 NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
New York, New York
Hearing Officer - Presided over DHCR Administrative Hearings.

6/80 - 9/81 SOUTH BRONX COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
Bronx, New York
General Counsel - Served as legal counsel for the corporation.

4/78 - 6/80 COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO
New York, New York
General Counsel - Served as legal counsel to the National Director
of the agency.

8/76 - 4/78 ZUFLACHT & GONZALEZ
Carle Place, New York
Attorney-at-Law - General practice of law.

8/75 - 7/76 NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION
New York, New York
Investigator - Investigated allegations of official corruption and of criminal activities in City Government.