Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Judge Edward P. Borrelli retired as a full-time Special Referee in New York State Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District in September 2017. He had previously served in that capacity from January 2001 until May 2003. As a Special Referee, Judge Borrelli was also assigned to the Supreme and Family Courts, Orange County and Family Court, Putnam County.
Judge Borrelli served as a Yonkers City Court Judge from January 11, 2000 through December 31, 2000 and again from May 14, 2003 through December 2003 (including service as Acting City Court Judge in Mount Vernon City Court).
Judge Borrelli has presided over a wide range of proceedings and parts in the state court system, including civil and criminal jury and non-jury trials, high-exposure Supreme Court Civil matters, matrimonial proceedings, custody, visitation, child support and domestic violence issues as well as local night court, landlord-tenant and vehicle and traffic parts.
Prior to assuming judicial office, Judge Borrelli had served for nearly 23 years as the Assistant Director, Education and Training at the New York State Unified Court System. In that capacity, Judge Borrelli was responsible for the development and implementation of continuing judicial education and continuing legal education initiatives for the state’s 1100 state-paid judges and Justices, 2200 Town and Village Justices as well as hundreds of Law Clerks, Court Attorneys, Family Court Support Magistrates and others who served in legal titles in the Unified Court System. Judge Borrelli also served as Staff Counsel to the UCS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, on the Judiciary/Agency Coordinating Committee, the City and District Court Operations Manual Committee, the Town and Village Justice Software Review Committee and with the City, Town and Village Courts’ Resource Center.
Judge Borrelli currently serves as a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics and chair of its Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee. He previously served as Special Counsel to the Advisory Committee and the Subcommittee from 2006 to 2017, and as a voting member of the Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2006, during which time he served as chair of the Second Department Subcommittee and also as the initial chair of the Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee.
He has also been involved in the implementation of judicial education programs for various court systems in other states and national judicial education organizations, including the New York State Judicial Institute, the National Association of State Judicial Educators, the National Judges’ Association, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association and the National Judicial College. Judge Borrelli has guest lectured at Fordham Law School, Pace University School of Law, New York Law School, other area law schools and on behalf of many Bar Associations. He also continues to teach at UCS sponsored continuing judicial education and continuing legal education programs around New York State.
Judge Borrelli received a BA from Manhattan College (1973) and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School (1976). He was admitted into the New York Bar in 1977, the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1979 and is also admitted to practice in various federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.
Web page updated: November 3, 2017