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Appellate Division - Second Department
Justices of the Court
Hon. Jeffrey A.Cohen
Judicial Offices

Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department. Appointed by Gov. David Patterson on December 9, 2010.

Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, Ninth Judicial District. Elected in November 2009.

Judge of the County Court, County of Westchester, State of New York, Ninth Judicial District. Elected in November 2006. Served from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.

Presiding Judge, Sex Offense Part, Westchester County Court. Served from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009.

Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York. Served from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

Justice of the Town of Yorktown, New York. Served from January 2, 1990 - December 31, 2006.

Other
Professional Experience

Partner, Cohen, Timko & Moses, LLP (formerly Adler, Cohen & Timko). 1985 - 2006

Trial Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. 1977-1981; 1985

Confidential Law Clerk to Westchester County Court Judge. 1976

Admission
to the Bar

New York State - 1976

United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York - 1980

United States Supreme Court - 1980

State of Israel - 1983

Education

Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1975)

New York University (B.A., 1971)

Publications &
Leading Cases

Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas v Vitellas,
Official Reports: 131 A.D.3d 52, 13 N.Y.S.3d 163 (2nd Dept., 2015)

Matter of Georgetown Unsold Shares, LLC v Ledet,
Official Reports: 130 A.D.3d 99, 12 N.Y.S.3d 160 (2nd Dept., 2015)

Paulus v. Vacirca
Official Reports: 128 A.D.3d 116, 6 N.Y.S.3d 572 (2nd Dept., 2015)

People v Brown,
Official Reports: 115 A.D.3d 155, 979 N.Y.S.2d 367 (2nd Dept., 2014)

Independence Bank v Valentine,
Official Reports: 113 A.D.3d 62, 976 N.Y.S.2d 504 (2nd Dept., 2013)

People v. Sepe
Official Reports: 111 A.D.3d 75, 972 N.Y.S.2d 273 (2nd Dept., 2013)

In re Hei Ting C.
Official Reports: 109 A.D.3d 100, 969 N.Y.S.2d 150 (2nd Dept., 2013)

LeBlanc v. Skinner
Official Reports: 103 A.D.3d 202, 955 N.Y.S.2d 391 (2nd Dept., 2012)

Sharabani v. Simon Property Group, Inc.
Official Reports: 96 A.D.3d 24, 942 N.Y.S.2d 551 (2nd Dept., 2012)

In the Matter of Shernise C.
Official Reports: 91 A.D.3d 26, 934 N.Y.S.2d 171 (2nd Dept., 2011)

People v. Heidgen
Official Reports: 87 A.D.3d 1016, 930 N.Y.S.2d 199 (2nd Dept., 2011) Dissenting.

Yatauro v. Mangano
Official Reports: 87 A.D.3d 582, 928 N.Y.S.2d 561 (2nd Dept., 2011) Dissenting.

Jurado v. Kalache, MD and the St. Joseph’s Medical Center
NYLJ: 10/22/10
Official Reports: 29 Misc.3d 1005, 912 N.Y.S.2d 375 (2010)

People v. Selwyn Days, Westchester County (2009)
NYLJ: 1/11/10
Official Reports: 26 Misc.3d 1205(A), Slip Copy, 2009 WL 5191433 (Table)

Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, Inc., et al. v. The County of Westchester, et al., Westchester County (2007)
Official Reports: 29 Misc.3d 1219(A), 2008 WL 8136019
Affirmed on appeal, 71 A.D.3d 1040, 896 N.Y.S.2d 474 (2010, RI, AN, DK, RO); lv to app. denied, 15 N.Y.3d 702, 931 N.E.2d 1060, 905 N.Y.S.2d 804.

Articles:
Dickerson & Cohen, Ruling on Reliance in GBL §350 Claims Serves as Game Changer, New York Law Journal, April 19, 2012

Dickerson, Cohen & Manning, Summary of New York State Class Actions in 2012, New York Law Journal, December 28, 2012

Dickerson & Cohen, With Rise of Autism, Courts Face Challenging Legal Issues, New York Law Journal, May 24, 2013


Professional &
Civic Activities

President and co-founder, Justice Brandeis Law Society (2007 - Present)

Chair, Westchester County Board of Ethics (1998- 2006)

Member, Statewide Commission on Attorney Discipline (2015-Present).

Member, Committee to Promote Gender Fairness, 9th Judicial District (2000 - Present)

Teacher, CLE, “Selected Recent Ethics Issues and Cases,” Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, February 15, 2011

Adjunct Professor, Pace University, Criminal Justice Department, Criminal
Justice and Ethics & Integrity (2009 - 2010)

President (2000) and member of the Board of Directors (2001-2006), Westchester County Magistrate’s Association.

Member, Westchester County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (2000 - 2006)

Continuing Legal Education Lecturer: “Selected Ethical Issues for the Prosecutor” (2013)

Frequent Lecturer NYSBA Appellate Practice Section

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