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Barry Kamins
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Second Judicial District

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • The Honorable Barry Kamins is an Acting Supreme Court Justice and has been the Administrative Judge of the Criminal Courts for New York City since 2012 and the Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters for the 2nd Judicial District since 2009. Along with his judicial duties, he is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and Fordham Law School, teaching New York Criminal Procedure Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a prosecutor and then practiced in the area of criminal law for many years. He is the author of the leading treatise on the Fourth Amendment in New York State, New York Search and Seizure as well as a contributing columnist on the New York Law Journal. He was the President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2006 until 2008, the Brooklyn Bar Association from 1993-1994, as well as the Kings County Criminal Bar Association from 1985 until 1987. He has also chaired a number of committees with a focus on improving the criminal justice system. He has been recognized by the legal community for his leadership and public service in the field of criminal justice.
IJEQC rating
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  • Highly Qualified
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • Columbia College, B.A., 1965
  • Rutgers University Law School, J.D., 1968
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1969
  • Administrative Judge, NYC Criminal Courts, Administrative Judge, Criminal Matters, 2d Judicial District
Professional Experience
  • Partner, Flamhaft, Levy, Kamins, Hirsch & Rendeiro (1973-2009)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney (1969-1973)

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