Legal Counsel to Supreme Court Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District

As Principal Law clerk to Supreme Court Justice, drafts thousands of court decisions and orders, prepares hundreds of jury instructions and verdict sheets, reviews motions, conferences cases, assists in settlements, conducts research, and provides legal counsel to judge.

Many of the decisions drafted for the Supreme Court Justice have been published in the Official Reports and in the New York Law Journal. These decisions may be cited by other courts as precedent.

Attorney in Private Practice in Orange County prior to being appointed to Supreme Court Law Clerk.

Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, State of New Jersey, and Federal Court.


NYU School of Law – Juris Doctor (Staff Editor, NYU Review of Law and Social Change)

Fordham University – B.A. in English and Political Science, summa cum laude in cursu honorum

Newburgh Public Schools, National Honor Society


Presidential Scholar, Fordham University (full four year academic scholarship)

Knights of Columbus Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarship

Fordham College Honors Program

Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa


Salvation Army Newburgh Advisory Board (Former Chairman)

Knights of Columbus Newburgh Council No. 444

(Advocate; Fourth Degree Knight)

Plattekill Grange No. 923 (Former Assistant Steward)

Orange County Magistrates Association

New York State Magistrates Association


Lifelong resident of Town of Newburgh

Married to Carolyn L. Martini, three sons: Jude, Jr., Luke, and Marco

Parishioner and former organist, St. Patrick’s/Our Lady of the Lake Church