Evaluation of NYC Civil and Surrogate Court Candidates 2022

The New York City Bar Association has completed evaluations of the following candidates who are running in contested primary elections on June 28 for Civil Court and Surrogate’s Court. The review was conducted by the Association’s Committee on the Judiciary. The Association’s review of those candidates who are not running in contested primary elections remains to be completed and will be released all at once in advance of the general elections.

The Committee uses two ratings: Approved and Not Approved. Candidates rated Approved have affirmatively demonstrated qualifications necessary for the performance of the duties of the position for which they are being considered.

New York County

Surrogate’s Court
Hilary Gingold – Approved
Elba Rose Galvan – Approved
Verley A. Brown – Approved

Civil Court, 2nd Municipal District
David Alan Fraiden – Approved
Carmen A. Pacheco – Not Approved

Civil Court, 4th Municipal District
Matthew Bondy – Approved
Terence W. McCormick – Approved

Kings County

Civil Court, Countywide
Patrick Hayes Torres – Approved
Philip F. Grant – Not Approved

Queens County

Civil Court, Countywide
Karen Lin – Approved
Devian Daniels – Not Approved
Thomas Medardo Oliva – Approved
Maria T. Gonzalez – Not Approved

Note: To ensure the thoroughness and integrity of the ratings process, the City Bar cannot comment beyond what is provided in this release.