This week, we are continuing our month-long celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month with our 2017 film Get to Know: Hon. Peter Tom. At the time of this interview, Justice Tom served as the Acting Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.
The now-retired Justice Tom speaks of his upbringing in Hong Kong, and how his early years in the United States brought him to an interest in the law. He traces his judicial career from Housing Court Judge to Appellate Division Justice. He also discusses the importance of boxing in his life. The film comes full circle in Justice Tom’s reflections on the American dream.
We appreciate Justice Tom’s sharing his story with us.