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Biography of Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum

Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court in 2005 and elected to a full term later that same year.

Justice Rosenbaum was appointed in 2011 as the 7th Judicial District's first Coordinating Judge for Civil Supreme Courts, and serves on multiple leadership panels within the District. Prior to Justice Rosenbaum's Commercial Term assignment, he presided over civil matters, including all 7th Judicial District lead paint litigation, as well as medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Additionally, he was the conflict judge for commercial matters. Justice Rosenbaum co-founded the Physicians & Attorneys Cooperative Education ("PACE") Program, which brings doctors, plaintiff and defense attorneys together to educate them on issues of medical malpractice. Justice Rosenbaum is a past co-chair of the Monroe County Bar Association's Litigation Section and the regional coordinator for Summary Jury Trials.

Prior to his election to State Supreme Court, Justice Rosenbaum was in private practice in Rochester, New York, concentrating in civil litigation, tax certiorari matters and government affairs. He was also previously the first Branch Counsel of the United States Small Business Administration in Rochester. During his time in private practice, the Administrative Judge appointed him to hear tax certiorari matters as a referee for a number of 7th Judicial District judges. He was an elected Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor for the town of Penfield from 2000 - 2005. Additionally, Justice Rosenbaum was admitted to and actively practiced in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Justice Rosenbaum is active in the Rochester community as board member of a variety of organizations including the Rochester Community Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services, Hillel Community Day School, NCSY Parent Regional Board and Congregation Beth Sholom, where he serves as President. He has spoken at numerous community events and has also actively lectured on a variety of areas, including trial practice and technique, civil trials, settlements and ethics.

Justice Rosenbaum is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Boston University School of Law. He resides in Brighton, New York, with his wife and four children.

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