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2008 Voter Guide

Michael A. Ciaffa
Candidate for the
Nassau County District Court
(2nd District)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • In 1983, after working 6 years at the Legal Aid Society, I became Law Secretary to Justice Jeffrey Stark. During his tenure as an interim judge, I helped author hundreds of decisions, including more precedent-setting published rulings than all the other Judges of the Nassau Supreme Court combined. In 1984, I began working at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein. As a partner in the firm's litigation department, my most prominent successes have come in lawsuits challenging illegal or unconstitutional government actions. In McCann v. Scaduto, I convinced the New York Court of Appeals that Nassau County's tax foreclosure law violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In addition to handling complex commercial litigation matters and helping injured personal injury victims to receive fair compensation, I have devoted many hours of my time to pro-bono cases. In 2003, I received an award as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year from Touro Law School. I have been found “well qualified” for a judicial position by the Nassau County Bar Association, and if elected, will work hard to do justice in each and every case.
 
Party Membership
  • Democrat
 
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Working Families
 
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Education
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1974
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1977
 
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1978
 
Occupation/Employer
  • Attorney at Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C.
 
Professional Experience
  • Law Secretary to Justice Jeffrey G. Stark Supreme Court, Nassau County
  • Legal Aid Society of New York Staff Attorney
 

Created from information supplied by the candidate. The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center does not check statements for accuracy, and does not correct spelling or grammatical errors. The Center does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

 
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