Sheri S. Roman



Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2009-2022


 Judicial Offices
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department
Appointed July 2009 by Gov. David A. Patterson; redesignated January 1, 2019 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to December 31, 2021; redesignated October 18, 2022 by Gov. Kathy Hochul; retired November 8, 2022
1995 to 2009: Supreme Court Justice, Queens County, Civil and Criminal Terms, Re-elected
(2009 to 2023)
1985 to 1994: Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York

Other Professional Experience
Bronx District Attorney’s Office: Chief of Major Offense Bureau, Acting Chief Homicide
Bureau, Chief Litigation Training Bureau, Appeals Bureau

Admission to the Bar
NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1973
United States District Court, Eastern District, 1974
United States Supreme Court, 1980

J.D., Georgetown Law Center
L.L.M in Criminal Justice., New York University
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, Phi Beta Kappa

Publications & Leading Cases
Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws, NYLJ Book Review, May 2005
Beating College Discipline: When the Thought Police Come Knocking, NYLJ Book Review, July 2003
Women: Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape and Criminal Justice. “Prosecution of Rape Cases,” Chapter by Sheri Roman. New York: Long Island University, 1985

People v. Gallagher, 18 Misc. 3d 1135A; 2008 NY Slip Op 50317U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2008)
Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J. v Gurses, 15 Misc. 3d 1131A; 2007 NY Slip Op 50930U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2007)
Jones v. Cesar, 15 Misc. 3d 1108A; 2007 NY Slip Op 50543U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2007)
People v. Green, 13 Misc. 3d 1242A; 2006 NY Slip Op 52299U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2006), aff’d., 2009 App. Div. LEXIS 4071 (2d Dept. 2009)
People v. Rodriguez, 12 Misc. 3d 1196A; 2006 NY Slip Op 51591U (Sup. Crt., Queens Co. 2006)
People v. Alonzo Greeene, 8 Misc. 3d 1029 A; 2005 NY Slip Op 51346U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005)
People v. Michelides, 9 Misc. 3d 408; 2005 NY Slip Op 25294 (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005)
People v. Brown, 9 Misc. 3d 420; 2005 NY Slip Op 25303 (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2005) aff’d 50 A.D. 3d 1154 (2d Dept. 2008)
People v. Largo, 6 Misc. 3d 1028 A; 2004 N.Y. Slip Op 51837U (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2004)
Xi Yu v. NYU Medical Center, 4 Misc. 3d 602; (Sup. Crt. Queens Co. 2004)
People v. Dasque, N.Y.L.J. 1/27/04 p. 18; col 4; aff’d. 44 A.D.3d 681 (2d Dept. 2007)

Professional & Civic Activities
National Association of Women Judges
2008 Vice President-Publication
New York State Association of Women Judges
Former Vice President
Chair, New York State Law School Outreach
Samuel Field YM& YWHA,
Board of Directors
New York Women’s Bar Association
Advisory Council • Board of Directors
Former Chairperson, Judiciary Committee

Former Chairperson, Criminal Law Committee
Former First Vice President
Queens County Bar Association
Queens County Criminal Court’s Bar Association
Queens County Women’s Bar Association
Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, Board of Directors, Corresponding Secretary
Supreme Court Justices Association of the State of New York
Criminal Court Judges Association,
Former Vice President
Criminal Court of the City of New York,
Former Bias Committee Member
New York State Supreme Court
Queens County Gender Fairness Committee, Chairperson
Chair of Annual “Take Our Daughters/Sons to Work Day”
Chair of Annual “Women’s History Month” programs
Chair of Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month programs

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