NEW YORK—Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced, effective immediately, the appointment of Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler as Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department. The court has jurisdiction over appeals from the New York City Criminal and Civil Courts.
Justice Heitler graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1976 and in 1979 founded Heitler and Levy PC. She was elected to the Civil Court in 1994 and was designated an Acting State Supreme Court Justice in 1996. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1999. Justice Heitler is currently assigned to an Individual Assignment Part. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.
Justice Heitler will fill a vacancy created by Justice Phyllis Gangel- Jacob who retired.