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Candidate for the
NYC Civil Court
(New York County)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Rated "Approved" by the New York City Bar. Found "Qualified" by the NYS Independent Judicial Election Commission for the First Judicial Department. Found "Highly Qualified" by the Joint Bar Screening Panel, which included representatives from the Metropolitan Black Bar Ass'n, the Puerto Rican Bar Ass'n, the Dominican Bar Ass'n, and the Asian-American Bar Ass'n of New York. Rated "Approved" by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Ass'n of Greater New York ("LeGaL"). Endorsed by the 504 Democratic Club, a noted disability rights group. Since 2005, found "Highly Qualified" by five separate independent judicial screening panels convened by the New York County Democratic Committee or its district leaders. Serve as board member of the Children for Children Foundation, NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch, and Metropolitan Black Bar Ass'n. Previously served on boards of the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Community Free Democrats. Member of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. and Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Age 47, born Compton, California. Married 23 years to law professor, historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed. Father of teenage daughter and teenage son.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Stanford University, A.B., 1981
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1985
  • New Jersey 1984
  • District of Columbia 1985
  • Solo Practice -- Attorney at Law
Professional Experience
  • Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, 1998 to 2006
  • Partner [previously Counsel and Senior Litigation Associate], Williams & Harris LLP, 1993 to 1998
  • Deputy Bureau Chief, Civil Rights Bureau, NYS Attorney General's Office, 1991 to 1993
  • Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Bureau and Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, NYS Attorney General's Office, 1988 to 1991

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