Ratings for Candidates for Supreme Court, Civil Court, District Attorney in New York City

The New York City Bar Association has completed evaluations of the following candidates running in the November 7 general election for Civil Court, Supreme Court, and District Attorney. The review was conducted by the Association’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.

The ratings the City Bar gave candidates in contested primaries for Civil Court and District Attorney in New York City are here.


New York County

Civil Court, Countywide

Phaedra Perry – Not Approved

Richard Tsai – Approved

Civil Court, 5th Municipal District

Leslie A. Stroth – Approved

Civil Court, 9th Municipal District

Suzanne Adams – Approved

James Clynes – Approved

Civil Court, 10th Municipal District

Geoffrey Wright – Not Approved

District Attorney

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. – Approved

Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District

Nancy Bannon – Approved

Anthony Cannataro – Approved

William Franc Perry III – Approved

Lori Sattler – Approved

Adam Silvera – Approved

Verna Saunders – Approved


Bronx County

Civil Court, 1st Municipal District

Fidel Gomez – Approved

Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District

Joseph Capella – Approved

Douglas McKeon – Approved

Armando Montano – Approved

Alison Tuitt – Approved


Kings County

Civil Court, Countywide

Vincent Martusciello – Not Approved

Carolyn Wade – Approved

Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District

Bruce M. Balter – Approved

Andrew S. Borrok – Approved

John J. Bruno – Approved


Queens County

Civil Court, 1st Municipal District

John Katsanos – Not Approved

Civil Court, 3rd Municipal District

Tracy Capatano Fox – Approved

Civil Court, 4th Municipal District

Maurice Muir – Approved

Civil Court, 6th Municipal District

Philip Hom – Approved

Supreme Court, 11th Judicial District

Michael Aloise – Approved

Woodruff Carroll – Not Approved

David Elliot – Approved

Joseph Kasper – Not Approved

James J. Kevins, Jr. – Not Approved

Gregory Lasak – Approved

Richard G. Latin – Approved

Ulysses B. Leverett – Approved

Jodi Orlow Mackoff – Approved       


Richmond County

Civil Court, 2nd Municipal District

Lisa Grey – Approved

Teresa Nuccio – Approved


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

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