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Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum

Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court in 2005 and was elected to a full fourteen year term that same year. Justice Rosenbaum holds a civil calendar with appointments to the entire lead paint litigation calendar in the 7th Judicial District, as well as regional coordinator for Summary Jury Trials. His regular civil calendar contains all matters relevant to civil litigation. Justice Rosenbaum is also a 2009 Fellow candidate for the Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource Program, a national judges’ program educating the judiciary in specialized and cutting edge medicine and technology. He currently co-chairs the Monroe County Bar Association’s Litigation Section and is active within the Bar.

Prior to his election to the State Supreme Court, Justice Rosenbaum was in private practice in Rochester, New York for fourteen years, concentrating in civil litigation, criminal defense litigation and government affairs. He held elected office as Town Councilman and Deputy Supervisor for the town of Penfield from 2000 - 2005. He also held Hearing Officer posts for both the Monroe County Department of Health and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. Additionally, Justice Rosenbaum was admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, actively practicing litigation in those states as well, up until his appointment to the Bench.

Justice Rosenbaum is also active in the Rochester Community as a board member of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester, Jewish Family Services and Congregation Beth Sholom, as well as being active on the Monroe County Bar Association Litigation Section and Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers. He has spoken at numerous community events and has also extensively lectured in the areas of trial advocacy, medical malpractice, summary jury trials and ethics.

Justice Rosenbaum is a graduate of Hobart College and Boston University School of Law. He resides in Brighton, New York with his wife and four children.


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