Sandra L. Sgroi



Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2009-2019


 Judicial Offices
Associate Justice, Appellate Division Second Department
Appointed October 1, 2009 by Gov. David A. Patterson; retired January 24, 2019
Justice of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County, January, 2001 – October, 2009
District Court Judge, 4th District, Suffolk County, January, 1997-December, 2000

Other Professional Experience
Instructor, Dowling College
Smithtown, New York Town Attorney
Councilwoman, Town of Smithtown

Admission to the Bar
NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1979
US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, 1979
Supreme Court of the United States, 1997
United States Court of Federal Claims, 1997
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1997
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1997

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. conferred 1978
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. conferred 1978

Publications & Leading Cases
In the Matter of E.S. v P.D., 6 Misc. 3d 1030 (A), 800 N.Y.S.2d 345 aff’d as mod. 27 A.D.3d
757, 815 N.Y.S.2d 607, aff’d, 8 N.Y.3d 150, 863 N.E.2d 100, 831 N.Y.S.2d 96 (2007).
Article 81 Mental Hygiene Law, Best Practices Manual

Professional & Civic Activities
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
Member, Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association
Member, National Association of Women Judges
Member, Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York

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