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Hon. John M. Leventhal
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Second Judicial District

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Justice John M. Leventhal was appointed by the Governor as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department to hear civil and criminal appeals in January 2008. Justice Leventhal was elected to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court in Kings County in 1994. From June 1996 to January 2008, Justice Leventhal presided over the nation’s first felony Domestic Violence Court. Since 2001, Justice Leventhal also presided over a guardianship part for alleged incapacitated persons. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Leventhal was in private practice from 1982 until 1994 focusing on criminal and civil litigation and appeals. Justice Leventhal received his Bachelor of Arts from Case Western Reserve University in 1970. He received his M.S. from Hunter College in 1974, and he received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1979. Judge Leventhal is a frequent lecturer on evidence, elder abuse, guardianship, domestic violence and other criminal law issues before Bar Associations, law schools, civic groups, court administrators and governmental agencies and is the recipient of numerous awards.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1979
  • Hunter College of CUNY, M.S., 1974
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1970
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1980
  • Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department
Professional Experience
  • Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department
  • Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Judicial District
  • Private Law Practice

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