Brooklyn’s Justice Landicino among ten judges elevated to Appellate Division

July 28, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
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Ten judges were officially elevated by Gov. Kathy Hochul to the Appellate Division on Friday including Brooklyn’s own Justice Carl Landicino, of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term.

Hon. Lourdes Ventura, who is currently sitting in the Appellate Term for the 2nd, 11th, and 13th Judicial Districts, and Hon. Laurence Love, from the Queens County Supreme Court, the NYC co-coordinator judge for Child Victims Act cases, were also appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Department.

“I am proud to appoint each and every one of these ten outstanding judges and am confident they will serve New Yorkers with fairness and respect,” Governor Hochul said. “Bringing in decades of work experience and diverse perspectives, these appointees will continue to bring honor and integrity to New York State’s judiciary.”

Hon. Carl Landicino, has been sitting as a justice of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Robert Abruzzese

Justice Landicino, is very active in the local legal community, especially the Columbian Lawyers Association of Kings County. Justice Landicino is not only a past president of that group, but he also recently installed Yolanda Guadagnoli and the association’s other officers and trustees at its annual dinner. He’s also a regular at nearly all other local bar association groups including the Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court, which he is also a past president of, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.

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Justice Landicino was elected Justice of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial District of New York in 2011. A graduate of the University of Rochester and St. John’s University School of Law, Landicino was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1991.

Prior to his Supreme Court election, Landicino was a partner at Borchert, Genovesi, LaSpina & Landicino, P.C., where he practiced law as a transactional attorney and litigator. He started his legal career with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Justice Lourdes M. Ventura, a current Associate Justice on the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court for the 2nd, 11th, and 13th Judicial Districts, has a distinguished career in civil litigation. Before her service on the bench, she was a partner at the law firm of Ahmuty, Demers & McManus and a former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Hon. Lourdes Ventura (right) with her Law Secretary Jasmine Valle, when the judge was honored at The Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme & Surrogates’ Courts in New York City’s Annual Dinner this past May. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo

Justice Laurence L. Love, elected Justice of the Supreme Court in the Eleventh Judicial District in 2019, currently serves as the New York citywide co-coordinator judge for Child Victims Act cases. Before his election to the bench, Justice Love maintained his law practice with a focus on personal injury law based in Queens.

Other judges appointed to the Appellate Division in New York include Hon. Anil Singh, Hon. Llinét Rosato, and Hon. Kelly O’Neill Levy to the First Department; Hon. Mark Powers, and Hon. L. Michael Mackey to the Third Department; and Henry Nowak, and Scott DelConte to the Fourth Department.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the State of New York is the intermediate appellate court that hears appeals from the superior courts in civil and criminal cases, and in some instances from other tribunals. It reviews the decisions made by trial courts for errors of law or facts.

It is the second highest court in the state, below the New York Court of Appeals, and exists as part of the Supreme Court. There are four Appellate Division departments, each responsible for a different region of the state.

The court’s main function is to review decisions and change outcomes of cases where necessary, ensuring the application of law is consistent across the state. Judges for the Appellate Division are chosen from among the justices of the Supreme Court by the Governor.

 


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