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Hon. Fernando Camacho

Hon. Fernando Camacho was born in Cuba and came to the United States at the age of nine.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, he graduated from Fordham Law School in 1985. Upon graduation he joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the Trial Division and the Sex Crimes Unit. In 1989, he was named Senior Trial Counsel and served in the Homicide Investigation Unit where he investigated and prosecuted violent drug gangs.

In 1997, after two years in private practice with the law firm of Balsam Felber and Fabian, Judge Camacho was appointed to the New York City Criminal Court by Mayor Giuliani.

He spent four years in Kings County Criminal Court before transferring to Queens County. In Queens County Criminal Court he served as Deputy Supervising Judge and presided over the Domestic Violence Court, a jury trial part and a specialized court dealing with teenagers charged with prostitution-related offenses.

In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Patterson to the New York State Court of Claims and served as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Integrated Domestic Violence Part in Queens County Supreme Court.

In May 2009, Judge Camacho was appointed Queens County Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

Information about Judge Camacho is also available on the Judicial Directory.