Exciting news from New York State! Governor Kathy Hochul has just appointed the Honorable Marsha Michael to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.
Justice Michael is a highly accomplished jurist who has made history as the first person of Antiguan and Barbudan descent to serve on the New York State Supreme Court. Governor Hochul praised Justice Michael’s intelligence and discernment and expressed confidence that she will serve New Yorkers with distinction.
Justice Michael’s impressive legal career began in 2002 when she earned her J.D. from Albany Law School.
She went on to work as an associate at a civil litigation firm in Bronx County and later served as a Principal Law Clerk to two distinguished judges.
In 2015, she was elected to the New York City Civil Court in Bronx County, where she presided over domestic violence misdemeanor matters and conducted jury trials.
She was later elected to the New York State Supreme Court, and has been serving as an Associate Justice on the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court for the 1st and 12th Judicial Districts.
Justice Michael is a true public servant, committed to promoting gender fairness and mentorship in the legal profession.
She teaches at Monroe College, administers a judicial internship and mentorship program for a local Bronx High School, and chairs the Gender Fairness Committee of the Unified Courts, 12th Judicial District.
She is also a member of the Judicial Friends Organization, the National Association of Women Judges, NY Chapter, the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, and a board member of the Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, Inc.
The appointment of Justice Michael to the Appellate Division, First Department, is a major milestone for New York State, and a testament to her exceptional legal skills and commitment to justice.
Congratulations to Justice Michael on this well-deserved honor!