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Melissa A. Crane
Candidate for the
NYC Civil Court
(New York County)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Melissa Crane has been a lawyer since 1991. A seasoned commercial litigator, she is the Principal Court Attorney to one of the Justices on the Appellate Division, First Department. Prior to that position, Ms. Crane worked for the same judge in the Commercial Division of Supreme Court, New York County. Before working in the court system, Ms. Crane worked for ten years as an associate at two law firms in Manhattan. She has a leadership role in the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. She has been found qualified or approved by the New York County Democratic Screening Panel, the Independent Judicial Qualification Election Commission (2011), the Joint Minority Bar Association Screening Panel, LeGal and the New York City Bar. Ms. Crane is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Brandeis University and is proud to be a native New Yorker.
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1986
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1991
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1992
  • Principal Ct Atty to Judge, Appellate Division, 1st Department
Professional Experience
  • Principal Court Attorney to Judge, Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division (1/2002-1/2008)
  • Kasowitz,Benson Torres & Friedman, LLP, Associate (2/1998-12/2001)
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP (Summer 1990 and 9/1991-1/1998)
  • Office of the Attorney General for the State of New York, (summer 1989)

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