Hon. Tamiko Amaker
Hon. Tamiko Amaker is the Acting Chief Administrative Judge overseeing the day-to-day administration and operation of the statewide court system, including its budget of over $3 billion, 3,300 state and local judges and 15,000 nonjudicial employees in over 300 locations across the state.
Judge Amaker previously served as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Management Support, in which she assisted the Chief Administrative Judge with the overall administration and management of the court system, including oversight of the various departments of the Office of Court Administration and implementation and execution of the Chief Judge’s Excellence Initiative.
Judge Amaker also serves as the Administrative Judge of New York City Criminal Court, one of the largest and most active courts of criminal jurisdiction in the country. In that capacity, she is responsible for the operation and administration of 9 courthouses, 107 judges and 1300 non-judicial employees.
Judge Amaker was appointed to the Criminal Court bench in January 2010. In addition to her role as Administrative Judge, Judge Amaker previously served as Supervising Judge of New York County Criminal Court and Richmond County Criminal Court, as well as the interim Administrative Judge of Bronx County Supreme Court-Criminal Term.
Prior to her career on the bench, Judge Amaker served in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where her last position was Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau. She received her law degree from Fordham Law School and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College.