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Hon. Joseph J. Maltese
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Thirteenth Judicial District

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I have served as Judge for the past 20 years. The last 15 years have been in the Supreme Court, where I handle medical malpractice, product liability, commercial and civil litigation. I have previously handled criminal, matrimonial and mental health matters. Before the Supreme Court I served in the Criminal and Civil Courts. I am a mass torts judge and serve on the Litigation Coordinating Panel reviewing complex litigation pending in more than one county of New York State. As an Adjunct Professor of Law, I teach law students and lawyers. I also teach Judges at the National Judical College and the NYS Judicial Institue. I am a Fellow of the Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Judge program advising judges on how to handle scientific matters in court. I am also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, where I serve as the Chair of the Jurisprudence Section. I am on the NYS Chief Judge's Judical Advisory Panel. I have served as Brigadier General in the NY Guard and served as a US Army JAG Officer and as a Military Judge in the US Army Trial Judiciary.
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • University of Nevada, Master of Judical Studies, 1998
  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor, 1973
  • New York University, Master of Arts, 1991
  • Touro College, Master of Science, 2003
  • City University of New York, Bachelor of Arts,
Admitted to Bar
  • New Jersey 1974
  • Florida 1974
  • New York 1976
  • Acting Justice, New York Supreme Court
Professional Experience
  • Associate Justice, NYS Litigation Coordinating Panel, since 1992
  • Acting Justice, NY Suprem Court, since 1996
  • Judge, NYC Criminal & Civil Court, 1992-1996
  • Attorney in Private Practice in New York & New Jersey, 1974-1991

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