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Hon. Sanford N. Berland

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Suffolk County Supreme Court
1 Court Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 852-2584

Judicial Offices

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Suffok County, Designated by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, 2017 to Present

Judge, New York State Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, 2017 to 2019

Other Professional Experience

Sanford Neil Berland PLLC, Attorney, 2012 to 2017

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Partner, 2004 to 2011

Pfizer Inc., Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Senior Director, Corporate Risk Management & Insurance, 2000 to 2004

Kellner, Chehebar & Deveney, 1988 to 1990

Law Offices of Russel H. Beatie, Jr., 1983 to 1988

Berland & Winston, 1988 to 2000

Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, 1979 to 1983

Law Clerk to Hon. Edward R. Neaher, Jr., Law Clerk, 1977 to 1979

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1978

United States Supreme Court, 2ndand 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S.D.C. Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York

Education

J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo - Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence, 1977

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972

Publications

Toward the True Meaning of the Public Trust, 1 Sea Grant Law Journal 83, 1976

Multiple Punitive Damage Awards, 45 The Record 794 and 18 BNA Product Safety & Liability Reportere (Association of the Bar of the City of new York Committee on Product Liabgility) (dissent), 1990

Punative Damages from Haslip to TXO - A Survey and Modest Proposal, Contributor - 8 BNA Toxics Law Reoprter 808, 21 BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter 1296, 1993; and The Reocord, Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Product Liability, 1993

Errors and Ommissions/Media Liability Insurance, Contributor, Chapter 10, New Appleman Entertainment and Sports Insuarnce Law practice Guide, 2010

Professional & Civic Activities

Past President, Member Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Torah, Melville, New York

Member, ABA, NYSBA, SCBA and Association of the Bar of the City of New York