Ruth C. Balkin



Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2006-2020


 Judicial Offices
Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department
Appointed December 22, 2006 by Gov. George E. Pataki; retired December 31, 2020
Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, January 2005 to December 2006
Interim Appointment to the Supreme Court, Nassau County, May2004 to December 31, 2004
Supervising Judge of the Nassau County Family Court, January 2003 to September 2004
Judge of the Nassau County Family Court, January 1995 to May 2004
Presiding Judge of the Nassau County Family Treatment Court, 2002 to 2004.

Other Professional Experience
Counsel to the Presiding Supervisor and the Town Board of the Town of Hempstead, 1987-1994
Associate, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, Mineola, New York, 1986-1987
Partner, Sutter Balkin, Marten & Regan, Mineola, New York, 1984-1986
Associate, Sutter, Moffatt, Yannelli & Zevin, Mineola, New York, 1977-1984.

Admission to the Bar
New York, Second Department, February 1977
United States District Courts
Southern District of New York, 1977
Eastern District of New York, 1977
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979
United States Supreme Court, 1981.

St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976
Adelphi University, B.A., 1973.

Publications & Leading Cases
Mahoney v Brockbank, 142 AD3d 200 (2d Dept 2016), lv. granted 29 NY3d 904 (2017)
Government Empls. Ins. Co. v Avanguard Med. Group, PLLC, 127 AD3d 60 (2d Dept
2015), affd, 27 NY2d 22 (2016)
Matter of Luis C., 124 AD3d 109 (2d Dept 2014)
People v Gonzales, 111 AD3d 147 (2d Dept 2013)
Fried v Jacob Holding, Inc., 110 AD3d 56 (2d Dept 2013)
Jacobs v Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 103 AD3d 78 (2d Dept 2012)
Matter of Brown v Blumenfeld, 89 AD3d 94 (2d Dept 2011)
Alnashmi v Certified Analytical Group, Inc., 89 AD3d 10 (2d Dept 2011)
Weiner v City of New York, 84 AD3d 140 (2d Dept 2011), affd, 19 NY3d 852 (2012)
Matter of Jennings v Commissioner, N.Y.S. Dept. of Social Servs., 71 AD3d 98 (2d Dept
Matter of H.M. v E.T., 65 AD3d 119 (2d Dept 2009) (dissent), revd, 14 NY3d 521 (2010)
East Acupuncture, P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 61 AD3d 202 (2d Dept 2009)

Professional & Civic Activities
Chair of Statewide Advisory Committee on Attorney for Children
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
National Women’s Judges Association
Association of Justices of the Supreme Court
Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County
We Care Association of the Nassau County Bar Association

Nassau County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
Unified Court System Family Violence Task Force

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