Madeline Singas, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, was born in 1966. The daughter of Greek immigrants, she was raised in Astoria, Queens. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Barnard College of Columbia University (B.A.), and Fordham University School of Law (J.D.).
Judge Singas began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County serving from 1991 to 2006. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Chief of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau, from 2011 to 2015 as Chief Assistant District Attorney, and in 2015, Acting District Attorney until her election as Nassau County District Attorney, a role she held from January 2016 until her appointment to the Court of Appeals.
Judge Singas was nominated to the Court of Appeals by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 25, 2021 and she was confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 8, 2021.
Judge Singas lives on Long Island with her husband and twins.