New York City Bar Association Rates Candidates Running in the General Election for Supreme Court and Civil Court in New York City

Updated on 10/30/20 with evaluation of Seth Steed, NY County, Civil Court, 6th Municipal District – Approved

The New York City Bar Association has completed evaluations of the following candidates running in the November 3 general election for Supreme Court and Civil Court in New York City. The review was conducted by the City Bar’s Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Civil Court, New York County
Hon. Leticia M. Ramirez – Approved
Eric Schumacher – Approved
Hon. Michael L. Katz – Approved

Civil Court, 1st Municipal District
Hon. Carol Ruth Feinman – Not Approved
Hon. John Zhuo Wang – Approved

Civil Court, 6th Municipal District
Seth Steed – Approved

Civil Court, 9th Municipal District
Hon. Gerald Lebovits – Approved

Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District
Hon. Carol Sharpe – Approved
Hon. Ta-Tanisha James – Approved
Hon. David B. Cohen – Approved
Hon. Melissa Crane – Approved

Kings County

Civil Court, 3rd Municipal District
Maria Aragona – Approved

Civil Court, 5th Municipal District
Saul Stein – Approved

Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District
Hon. Karen B. Rothenberg – Approved
Hon. Carolyn E. Wade – Approved
Hon. Delores J. Thomas – Approved
Hon. Lizette Colon – Approved
Theresa M. Ciccotto – Not Approved
Hon. William F. Mastro – Approved
Beth Parlato – Not Approved

Queens County

Civil Court, Queens County
Jessica Earle-Gargan – Approved
Nestor Diaz – Approved

Civil Court, 4th Municipal District
Denise N. Johnson – Not Approved

Civil Court, 6th Municipal District
Leigh K. Cheng – Approved

Supreme Court, 11th Judicial District
Hon. Tracy A. Catapano-Fox – Approved
Hon. Mojgan Cohanim Lancman – Approved
Hon. Lance P. Evans – Approved
Hon. Karina E. Alomar – Approved
Hon. Michelle A. Johnson – Approved
Hon. Darrell L. Gavrin – Approved
Hon. Evelyn L. Braun – Approved
Hon. Kevin J. Kerrigan – Approved
Hon. Leonard Livote – Approved
Kevin J. Hanratty – Not Approved
Joseph F. Kasper – Not Approved
John C. Spataro – Approved
Joshua E. Goldfein – Not Approved
Bob Cohen – Not Approved
Judith Goldiner – Not Approved
Kenneth Schaeffer – Not Approved
Steven Williams – Not Approved
Afua Atta-Mensah – Not Approved
Justin Sweet – Not Approved

Bronx County

Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District
Kim Adair Wilson – Approved
Andrew J. Cohen – Approved
Bianka Perez – Approved
Orlando Molina – Not Approved

Civil Court, 2nd Municipal District
Wanda Y. Negron – Not Approved

Richmond County

Civil Court, Richmond County
Allyn J. Crawford – Approved
Ronald Castorina, Jr. – Not Approved

Supreme Court, 13th Judicial District
Mario F. Mattei – Not Approved
Lisa Grey – Approved

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

About the Association
The mission of the New York City Bar Association, which was founded in 1870 and has 25,000 members, is to equip and mobilize a diverse legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.