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Theresa Whelan
Candidate for the
Suffolk Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Theresa Whelan began her law career as an Assistant County Attorney for the Suffolk County Department of Law. In 1990 she began her career in the judicial system, serving as Law Clerk to three distinguished Supreme Court Justices, where she has conferenced thousands of cases, has conducted legal research and drafted numerous decisions and orders. She has worked in nearly every part of the Supreme Court and has experience with custody, visitation and support matters. Theresa is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association. Her active involvement with the Women’s Bar Association includes many leadership positions, including President. She is a member of the Suffolk County Women in the Court’s Committee, where, in the past she has chaired the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee and co-authored informational booklets on family violence. Theresa Whelan sat as Associate Village Justice in the Village of Lake Grove for three years. She is the 1998 recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Theresa resides in Wading River with her husband, Thomas Whelan and their two children.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Republican
  • Working Families
  • Other
  • Integrity
Campaign Web Site
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1988
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, M.S., 1985
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1985
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1989
  • Connecticut 1988
  • Principal Law Clerk/NY State Supreme Court
Professional Experience
  • Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. William B. Rebolini Suffolk County Supreme Court
  • Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Mary M. Werner Suffolk County Supreme Court
  • Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Eli Wager Nassau County Supreme Court
  • Assistant County Attorney Suffolk County Department of Law

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