Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix



Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2012-2022


 Judicial Offices
Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department
Appointed November 5, 2012 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, redesignated January 1,2019, designated to the constitutional bench January 1, 2021, retired effective February 25, 2022
Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Second Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court, May 2009 to November 2012
Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (elected November 2004 and re-elected November 2018)
Judge of the New York City Civil Court (2002 – 2004)
Judge of the New York City Criminal Court (2002 – 2003)

Other Professional Experience
District Council 37, (1985 to 2001)
Chief Counsel, Immigration Program
Supervising Attorney, Landlord and Tenant Division
Senior Attorney, Consumer Litigation Unit and Bankruptcy
Pro Bono Attorney

Admission to the Bar
New York State Bar, 1985
Federal Courts, Southern District, 1987
Federal Courts, Eastern District, 1987

Howard University, School of Law, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctorate (1984)
Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y., Master’s Degree, Political Science (1978)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Bachelors of Science in History, (1976)

Publications & Leading Cases
Santoro v. Poughkeepsie Crossings (180 AD3d 12)
Matter of Fiduciary Insurance Co v. American Bankers Ins. Co. of Florida (132 AD3d 40)
Suffolk County Water Authority v. Dow Chem. Co. (121 AD3d 50)
Archer v. Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corp. (118 AD3d 5)
People v. Hamilton (115 AD3d 12)
People v. Beltran (110 AD3d 153)
Gridley v. Turnbury Village (2021 NY Slip Op 03577)
People v. Uver A. (195 AD3d 61)
In the Matter of the Application of STOP BHOD, an unincorporated association, by and in the name of its President, Frank Lepera, Verifying Petitioner and William C. Thompson Jr., in his official capacity as the New York City Comptroller, et al., Petitioners, v. City of New York, et al., Respondents 22 Misc. 3d 1136 (A); 881 N.Y.S. 2d 367 (2009)
Brookdale UniversityHospital and Medical Center v. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers
East et al. 31 Misc. 3d 1233 (A); 930 N.Y.S. 2d 173 (2011).
East West Bank, successor in interest to United Commercial Bank, v. 32 Tower LLC,
33Misc.3d 1221(A), 939 N.Y.S.2d 740 (Table), 2011 WL 5515436 (NY Sup, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 52041 (U)
Quadasia Nelson an infant by her mother and natural Guardian, Crystal Nelson, and Crystal
Nelson, Individually, v. Pamela S. Roth., Esq. 2009 NY Misc LEXIS 6762, affirmed 69 AD 3d 912
Mark Kleinman v. Blue Ridge Foods, LLC, Marvin Sussman and Blue Ridge Acquisitions, Inc., 32 Misc. 3d 1219 (A).

Professional & Civic Activities
President: Caribbean American Lawyers Association (CALA)
Master Emeritus of the Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court

Past President:
     Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association,
Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court
Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York
Former Second Vice President: The Judicial Friends Association
Member of the Board of Directors for:
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYS Bar Association
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
St. Gabriel’s Senior Citizens Center
St. John’s Bread and Life Agency
Member of the following organizations:
New York State Bar Association
Brooklyn Bar Association
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
Association of Black Women Attorneys
New York County Lawyers Association
New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices
Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York
National Bar Association
National Bar Association’s Judicial Council
The Women in the Courts Committee
The Judicial Friends
Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court
Puerto Rican Bar Association
Latino Judges Association
The Tribune Society
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Justice Hinds-Radix is the recipient of many awards, including The Gold Crown of Merit, which was conferred upon her by the Governor General of Barbados on the nation’s celebration of its 39th anniversary of its independence, one of the nation’s highest honors. She has also been honored with the Shirley Chisholm Award given to her by the Barbados Consulate in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence. She has been honored with the Golda Meir Award, bestowed upon Justice Hinds-Radix by the Jewish Lawyers Guild, as well as the Beatrice M. Judge Award and the Sybil Hart Kooper Award by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, the Distinguished Judiciary Award and the President’s Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora and was named one of the Top Women in Business by the Home Reporter. Justice Hinds-Radix is also the recipient of the 2019 New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Trailblazer Award, the 2021 Hon. Theodore “Ted” Jones Lifetime Achievement Award from the Unified Court System’s Committee to Celebrate Black History Month and the 2021 Hon. William C. Thompson, Sr. Black History Month for Judicial Excellence.

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