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Hon. Ellen Gesmer

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Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County
60 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
(646) 386-3285

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Judicial Offices

Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Elected, 2012 to 2025

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2011

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006 to 2009

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, Assigned to: Civil Court,Kings County, 2004; Civil Court, New York County, 2005; Criminal Court, New York County, 2006, 2004 to 2013

Other Professional Experience

Gulielmetti & Gesmer, P.C., Partner, 1987 to 2003

Teitelbaum & Hiller, P.C., Associate, 1984 to 1987

Univ of Michigan Law School, Clinical Assistant Prof, 1983 to 1984

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services, Staff atty; supervising atty; Director of Litigation, 1977 to 1983

Hon. Joseph L. Tauro, Law Clerk, 1976 to 1977

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1979

Massachusetts, 1977

Michigan, 1983

D Mass, 1977

SDNY, EDNY, 2nd Circuit, 1979

Supreme Court, 1993

Education

JD, Yale Law School, 1976

BA, Harvard College, 1972

Publications

Applying Racial Identity Theory to the Legal System: The Case of Family Law, in Racial Identity Theory, Thompson & Carter, eds., 1997

Discrimination in Public Housing under the Housing Community Development Act of 1974: A Critique of the New Haven Experience, 13 Urban Law Annual 49, 1977

Professional & Civic Activities

Board of Directors and Secretary, Dancing in the Streets, 2004 to Present

Member, African Affairs Committee, ABCNY, 2004 to Present

Member, Comm on Matrimonial and Family Law, Women's Bar Assn, 1997 to Present

Member, Legal Advisory Committee, Sanctuary for Families, 2002 to 2003

Public Member, Rent Guidelines Board, 1990 to 1992

Co-Chair, New Members Committee, National Association of Women Judges, 2006 to Present