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1. COURT DECISIONS:

If you disagree with the decision of a judge, the appropriate remedy is to appeal the decision. Please contact the relevant court clerk’s office to obtain information on how to appeal a court decision.

 

2. SEXUAL HARASSMENT / BIAS MATTERS:

If you want to file a complaint against a judge concerning allegations of sexual harassment and bias related to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, religion, creed, domestic violence status, or genetic status, please contact: the UCS Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters.

Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-386-3507
Fax: 212-514-7158

Email: ig@nycourts.gov

 

3. RULES OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT:

If you believe that a judge may have violated the Rules of Judicial Conduct, you may file a complaint with: the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • New York City Office:
    • 61 Broadway - Suite 1200
      NY, NY 10006
      Phone: 646-386-4800
      Fax: 646-458-0037
  • Albany Office:
    • Corning Tower, Suite 2301
      Empire State Plaza
      Albany, NY 12223
      Phone: 518-453-4600
      Fax: 518-486-1850
  • Rochester Office:
    • 400 Andrews St.
      Rochester, NY 14604
      Phone: 585-784‑4141
      Fax: 585-232-7834

 

4. OTHER MATTERS:

If you would like the Judicial Branch to look into other concerns about the conduct of a judge, you may contact the Administrative Judge for the court to which the judge is assigned.

Administrative Judges Inside New York City

Administrative Judges Outside New York City

 

Administrative Judges Inside New York City

New York County:
Hon. Deborah Kaplan
Administrative Judge
Civil Matters, 1st Judicial District
60 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
646-386-5567

Hon. Ellen N. Biben
Administrative Judge
Criminal Matters, 1st Judicial District
100 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
646-386-3886

Kings County:
Hon. Lawrence Knipel
Administrative Judge
Civil Matters, 2nd Judicial District
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-296-1022

Hon. Matthew D'Emic
Administrative Judge
Criminal Matters, 2nd Judicial District
320 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-296-1000

Queens County:
Hon. George J. Silver
Interim Administrative Judge
Civil Matters, 11th Judicial District
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
718-298-1100

Hon. Joseph Zayas
Administrative Judge, Criminal Matters
11th Judicial District
125-01 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
718-520-3493

Bronx County:
Hon. Doris Gonzalez
Administrative Judge, Civil Matters
12th Judicial District
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-3800

Hon. Julio Rodriguez III
Administrative Judge, Criminal Matters
12th Judicial District
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-1773

Richmond County:
Hon. Desmond A. Green
Administrative Judge, Civil & Criminal Matters
13th Judicial District
26 Central Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8700

NY City Family Court:
Hon. Jeanette Ruiz
Administrative Judge
Family Court, City of New York
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
646-386-5190

NY City Criminal Court:
Hon. Tamiko A. Amaker
Administrative Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York
100 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
646-386-4700

NY City Housing Court:
Hon. Anthony Cannataro
Administrative Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York
111 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
646-386-5429
 

 

Administrative Judges Outside New York City

Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan & Ulster Counties:
Hon. Thomas A. Breslin
3rd District Administrative Judge
Supreme Court Chambers
Rensselaer County Courthouse
Troy, NY 12180
518-285-8300

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, & Washington Counties:
Hon.Felix J. Catena
4th District Administrative Judge
Montgomery County Court
58 Broadway
Fonda, NY 12068
518-853-3834


Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego Counties:

Hon. James P. Murphy
5th District Administrative Judge
Onondaga County Courthouse
600 South State Street, Room 300
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-671-2111

Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, & Tompkins Counties:
Hon. Eugene D. Faughnan
Acting Administrative Judge
6th Judicial District
The Kilmer Building
31 Lewis Street, 5th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-240-5350

Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, & Yates Counties:
Hon. Craig J. Doran
7th District Administrative Judge
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614
585-428-2885

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, &Wyoming Counties:
Hon. Paula L. Feroleto
8th District Administrative Judge
Supreme Court Chambers
25 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
716-845-9438

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, &Westchester Counties:

Hon. Kathie E. Davidson
9th District Administrative Judge
Westchester County Courthouse
111 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Boulevard
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5100

Nassau County:
Hon. Norman St. George
Administrative Judge
10th Judicial District - Nassau County
Supreme Court Building
100 Supreme Court Drive
Mineola, NY 11501
516-493-3020

Suffolk County:
Hon. C. Randall Hinrichs
Administrative Judge
10th Judicial District - Suffolk County
400 Carleton Avenue
P.O. Box 9080
Central Islip, NY 11722
631-208-5600