Calendars Decisions

Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Valerie Brathwaite Nelson

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department,
Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, February 2016 to present

Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Eleventh Judicial District, elected, 2004

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, elected, 2002

Other Professional Experience

Attorney, Private Practice

Attorney, NYS Senate Staff

Attorney, National Labor Relations Board

Law Clerk, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, U.S. House of Representatives

Admission to the Bar

New York State

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


J.D., George Washington University

B.A., Syracuse University

Publications & Leading Cases


Professional & Civic Activities

New York State Bar Association, Member

Queens County Bar Association, Member

Queens County Women’s Bar Association, Member

Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Member

Judicial Friends, Member

National Association of Women Judges, Member