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New York City Bar Association Rates Candidates for New York Civil Court and Supreme Court

The New York City Bar Association has completed evaluations of the following candidates who are running in the general election on November 8 for Civil Court and Supreme Court. 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.

New York County

Civil Court, Countywide
Eugene Deronn Bowen – Approved

Civil Court, 3rd Municipal District
Leroy Austin D’ Souza – Approved

Civil Court, 9th Municipal District
Daniel J. Quart – Approved

Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District
Sabrina B. Kraus – Approved
Dakota D. Ramseur – Approved
Lisa A. Sokoloff – Approved

Bronx County

Civil Court, Countywide
Steven L. Alfasi – Not Approved
Michele Davila – Not Approved
Sophia B. Hershman – Approved
Cynthia Isales – Approved
Nicholas A. Marricco – Not Approved
Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor – Approved

Civil Court, 1st Municipal District
Taisha Chambers – Approved
Lucianna Locorotondo – Approved

Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District

Fidel Gomez – Approved
Connie Morales – Approved
Myrna Socorro – Approved

Kings County

Civil Court, Countywide
Pamela Patton Fynes – Approved
Robin S. Garson – Approved
Edward H. King – Not Approved
Sherveal R. Mimes – Approved

Civil Court, 1st Municipal District
Devin R. Robinson – Approved

Civil Court, 7th Municipal District
Beverly Tatham – Not Approved

Civil Court, 8th Municipal District
Brian L. Gotlieb – Approved

Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District
Patria Frias-Colon – Approved
Cenceria P. Edwards – Approved
Cheryl J. Gonzales – Approved
Aaron D. Maslow – Approved
Lorna J. McAllister – Approved
Dweynie Esther Paul – Approved
Susan Quirk – Approved
Robin K. Sheares – Approved
Ellen M. Spodek – Approved
Anne J. Swern – Approved
Richard Velasquez – Approved
Craig S. Walker – Approved

Queens County

Civil Court, Countywide
Daniel Kogan – Not Approved
William D. Shanahan – Approved

Supreme Court, 11th Judicial District
Leigh K. Cheng – Approved
Nestor H. Diaz – Approved
Denise N. Johnson – Approved
Lee A. Mayersohn – Approved

Richmond County

Civil Court, Countywide
Mary Alice Kavanagh – Approved
Matthew J. Santamauro – Approved

Supreme Court, 13th Judicial District
Brendan T. Lantry – Approved
Judith N. McMahon – Approved
Ann Thompson – Approved

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

The ratings the City Bar gave candidates in contested primaries for Civil Court and Surrogate’s Court in New York City are here.