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Richard J. Montelione
Candidate for the
NYC Civil Court
(Kings County, 1st District)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Richard was also found qualified by the NYC Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, and the Kings County Independent Judicial Screening Committee; and found well qualified by the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, and exceptionally well qualified by the Joint Minority Bar Association Screening Penal comprised of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association. He is endorsed by: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez; former Congressman Major Owens; Senator Velmanette Montgomery; Assembly Member James F. Brennan; Assembly Member Joan L. Millman; Counsel Member Letitia James; DL Chris Owens; DL Jo Anne Simon; DL Leader Lincoln Restler; former DL Alan Fleishman; Independent Neighborhood Democrats; Lambda Independent Democrats; Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats; New Kings Democrats; Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; and the 504 Democratic Club. Richard, and his husband Jack Esterson, are proud Brooklyn residents with deep roots in the community. Richard’s bio, CV, volunteer history, and other background information can be found on his website
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site  
  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. (succeeded by University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law). , J.D., 1983
  • City University of New York at Queens College, B.A., 1978
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1984
  • Litigation Attorney and Principal at Lopez Romero & Montelione, P.C.
Professional Experience
  • Principal Court Attorney to Hon. Louis B. York (Civil Court Judge/Acting Supreme Court Justice), currently elected Supreme Court Justice.
  • Staff Attorney with The Legal Aid Society.
  • Staff Attorney with The Senior Citizens Project, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. (The Legal Services Corporation).
  • VISTA Volunteer with DOVE Credit & Housing Project, Decatur, IL

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