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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. H. Patrick Leis III

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Suffolk County Supreme Court
400 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 853-8407

Judicial Offices

Justice, Supreme Court (Certificated), Suffolk County, 2016 to 2017

District Administrative Judge, Suffolk County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2011

Presiding Justice, Model Guardianship Part, Appointed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, 2005 to Present

Presiding Justice, Integrated DV Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to 2003

Supervising Justice, Dedicated Matrimonial Part, Appointed by District Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2001 to 2003

Presiding Justice, Guardianship Part, Appointed by Hon. Guy Mangano, 1997 to 2000

Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Elected, 1996 to 2009; Re-elected, 2010 to 2015

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1988 to 1995

Judge, County Court, Suffolk County, Elected, 1988 to 1995

Judge, Family Court, Suffolk County, Elected, 1986 to 1987

Other Professional Experience

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Bureau Chief - District Court Bureau, 1975 to 1985

District Court & Rackets Bureaus, Deputy Bureau Chief

District Court & Rackets Bureaus, Principal Assistant District Attorney

Eastern District Stike Force, Cross-Designated Assistant US Attorney

Kings County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1971 to 1975

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1972

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1974

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1974

Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980

Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1971

B.A., Wagner College, 1968

Publications

Guardianship Practice in New York State, New York State Bar Association, Contributing Author

The Model Guardianship Part, New York State Bar Association Journal, June, 2006

Professional & Civic Activities

Co-Chair, Guardianship Task Force for the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Faculty Instructor, Hofstra Law School, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Adjunct Professor, Touro Law Center

Lecturer, Suffolk County Bar Association's Academy of Law

Former Co-Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association Bench Bar Committee and District Court Committee

Past Member, Board of Directors of Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association

Past Member, Board of Directors, Suffolk County Community Mediation