Hon. Rowan WilsonHon. Rowan D. Wilson is the Chief Judge of the State of New York. In that role, he serves as the Chief Judicial Officer of the State and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. The Chief Judge establishes Statewide standards and administrative policies after consulting with the Administrative Board of the Courts and approval by the Court of Appeals.




Photo of Judge Joseph ZayasHon. Joseph A. Zayas is the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts.  On behalf of the Chief Judge, the Chief Administrative Judge oversees the day-to-day operation of the Statewide court system, including its $3.3 billion budget, 3,300 state and local judges, and 15,000 nonjudicial employees in over 300 locations across the state. 

For more information call 212-428-2120.



Hon. Norman St. GeorgeHon. Norman St. George is the First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge. On behalf of the Chief Administrative Judge, Judge St. George oversees all trial-level courts throughout the State, as well as all departments and operations within the Office of Court Administration.  He also directly supervises the courts in the Tenth Judicial District, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

For more information call 212-428-2660.



Hon. Edwina G. MendelsonHon. Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson is the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives. She leads the Office for Justice Initiatives (OJI), which is tasked with ensuring meaningful access to justice for all New Yorkers in civil, criminal and family courts, regardless of income, background, or special needs.




Photo of Judge Deborah KaplanHon. Deborah Kaplan is the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts. Judge Kaplan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the trial-level courts located in New York City. Judge Kaplan works with the Administrative Judges of the various courts in NY City in order to allocate and assign judicial and nonjudicial personnel resources to meet the needs and goals of those courts.




Photo of Judge James P. MurphyHon. James P. Murphy is the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the Courts Outside New York City responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and allocating and assigning judicial and non-judicial personnel of the trial courts of the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Judicial Districts and the Court of Claims. He is also responsible for overseeing the local Town and Village Courts in those Districts.




Other Statewide Judicial Officers

Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases - Jeffrey S. Sunshine

Statewide Coordinating Judge for Problem-Solving Courts - Toko Serita


DCAJ = Deputy Chief Administrative Judge



Administrative Judges are responsible for the on-site management of the trial courts. In each judicial district outside New York City, a District Administrative Judge is responsible for supervising all courts and agencies. Inside New York City, an Administrative Judge supervises each major court.


Administrative Judges - NYC

Adam Silvera
Civil Matters,
First Judicial District

Ellen N. Biben
Criminal Matters,
First Judicial District

Lawrence Knipel
Civil Matters,
Second Judicial District

Matthew J. D'Emic
Criminal Matters,
Second Judicial District

Marguerite Grays
Civil Matters,
Eleventh Judicial District

Donna-Marie E. Golia
Criminal Matters,
Eleventh Judicial District

Doris Gonzalez
Civil Matters,
Twelfth Judicial District

Alvin Yearwood
Criminal Matters,
Twelfth Judicial District

Desmond A. Green
Civil & Criminal Matters,
Thirteenth Judicial District

Family Court:
Anne-Marie Jolly
NYC Family Court

Criminal Court:
Tamiko Amaker
NYC Criminal Court

Civil Court:
Carolyn Walker-Diallo
NYC Civil Court

Administrative Judges - Outside NYC

Gerald Connolly
Third Judicial District

Felix J. Catena
Fourth Judicial District

James P. Murphy
Fifth Judicial District

Eugene D. Faughnan
Sixth Judicial District

William K. Taylor
Seventh Judicial District

Kevin M. Carter
Eighth Judicial District

Anne E. Minihan
Ninth Judicial District

Vito M. DeStefano
Nassau County

Andrew A. Crecca
Suffolk County

Richard E. Sise
Court of Claims


Supervising Judges are responsible for assisting Administrative Judges in the on-site management of the trial courts, including court caseloads and personnel and budget administration. Supervising Judges manage a particular type of court within a county or judicial district.


Supervising Judges - NYC

Civil Court:

Shahabuddeen Ally
New York County

Matthew Parker-Raso
Bronx County

Dweynie Paul
Kings County

Alan Schiff
Queens County

Robert Helbock Jr.
Richmond County

Civil Court, Housing Part:

Jack Stoller
Housing Court, Citywide

Norma Jean Jennings
New York County

Miriam Breier
Bronx County

Kevin McClanahan
Kings County

John Lansden
Queens County

Criminal Court:

Kevin McGrath
New York County

Margaret Martin
Bronx County

Keshia Espinal
Kings County

Joanne B. Watters
Queens County

Supervising Judge
Richmond County

Family Court:

Karen I. Lupuloff
New York County

Sarah P. Cooper
Bronx County

Amanda E. White
Kings County

Gilbert Taylor
Queens County

Alison Hamanjian
Richmond County

Supervising Judges - Outside NYC

County Court, Criminal:

Debra J. Young
Third Judicial District

Kelly S. McKeighan
Fourth Judicial District

Robert L. Bauer
Fifth Judicial District

Joseph F. Cawley
Sixth Judicial District

Richard M. Healy
Seventh Judicial District

Susan Eagan
Eighth Judicial District

James A. McCarty
Ninth Judicial District

Teresa Corrigan
Nassau County, Criminal & County

Richard Ambro
Suffolk County, Criminal & County

Family Court:

Richard Rivera
Third Judicial District

Adam D. Michelini
Fourth Judicial District

Randal B. Caldwell
Fifth Judicial District

Mary M. Tarantelli
Sixth Judicial District

Stacey M. Romeo
Seventh Judicial District

Keith D. Kibler
Eighth Judicial District

Joseph Egitto
Ninth Judicial District

Ellen Greenberg
Nassau County

Caren Loguercio
Suffolk County

District Court:

Tricia M. Ferrell
Nassau County District

Karen Kerr
Suffolk County


District Executives (outside New York City) & Chief Clerks (inside New York City) assist the local Administrative Judges in carrying out their responsibilities for supervising the day-to-day operations of the State's trial courts.



New York Supreme Court, Civil Term

60 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007

Denis Reo, Esq.
(646) 386-3001

New York Supreme Court, Criminal Term

100 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

Christopher DiSanto, Esq.
(646) 386-3900

Kings (Brooklyn) Supreme Court, Criminal Term

320 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Daniel Alessandrino
(347) 296-1100

Kings (Brooklyn) Supreme Court, Civil Term

360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Charles Small, Esq.
(347) 296-1800

Richmond Supreme Court, Civil & Criminal Terms

26 Central Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10301

Kenneth Fay
(718) 675-8705

Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term

88-11 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, N.Y. 11435

Tamara Kersh
(718) 298-1150

Queens Supreme Court, ​​​​​​​Criminal Term

125-01 Queens Boulevard 
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

William Reyes
(718) 298-1408

Bronx Supreme Court, Criminal Term

Bronx County Hall of Justice
265 East 161st Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10451

Michelle Foggie
(718) 618-3000

Bronx Supreme Court, Civil Term

851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, N.Y. 10451

Lakisha C. Hickson-Brown
(718) 618-1200

Family Court of the City of New York

60 Lafayette Street
New York, N.Y. 10013

Eugene W. Hurley
(646) 386-5170

Criminal Court of the City of New York

100 Centre Street
New York, N.Y. 10013

Antonio Diaz, Acting Chief Clerk
(646) 386-4600

Civil Court of the City of New York

111 Centre Street
New York, N.Y. 10013

Alia Razzaq
(646) 386-5409

New York Surrogate's Court

31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Diana Sanabria
(646) 386-6000

Bronx Surrogate's Court

851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Elix R. Madera-Fliegelman
(718) 618-2300

Queens Surrogate's Court

88-11 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Janet Tucker
(718) 298-0500

Kings Surrogate's Court

2 Johnson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Lisa Mathis
(347) 404-9700

Richmond Surrogate's Court

18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Ronald M. Cerrachio
(718) 675-8500



3rd Judicial District
Columbia, Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Albany, Schoharie & Rensselaer Counties

Third District Administrative Office

2500 Pond View, Suite 210 
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033

Christy Bass

4th Judicial District
Warren, Saratoga, Washington, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Fulton & Schenectady Counties

Fourth District Administrative Office

101 State Farm Place, Suite 100
Malta, NY 12020

Joanne B. Haelen, Esq.

5th Judicial District
Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Herkimer, Jefferson & Lewis Counties

Fifth District Administrative Office

Onondaga County Office Building
600 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Donald C. Doerr, Esq.

6th Judicial District
Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga & Tompkins Counties

Sixth District Administrative Office

The Kilmer Building
31 Lewis Street, 5th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901

Porter L. Kirkwood, Esq.
(607) 240-5350

7th Judicial District
Livingston, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Ontario, Steuben, Monroe & Cayuga Counties

Seventh District Administrative Office

Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614

Ronald W. Pawelczak

8th Judicial District
Erie, Chautaugua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany & Wyoming Counties

Eighth District Administrative Office

92 Franklin Street - 3rd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Andrew Isenberg, Esq.

9th Judicial District
Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange & Rockland Counties

Ninth District Administrative Office

County Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

James McAllister

10th Judicial District - Suffolk County

Tenth District Administrative Office, Suffolk County

400 Carlton Avenue
P.O. Box 9080
Central Islip, NY 11722

Warren G. Clark, Esq.

10th Judicial District - Nassau County

Tenth District Administrative Office, Nassau County

100 Supreme Court Drive
Mineola, NY 11501

Paul Lamanna, Esq.