Joseph William Bellacosa


Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1987-2000

Interviewed: 08/05/2009


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Read Selected Opinions, Chosen by Judge Bellacosa Himself!

One publication described meeting the Honorable Joseph W. Bellacosa as “finding yourself in the presence of a complete fulfillment of the American Dream.” Hearing his successful and wonderful life story evokes that exact sentiment.

Joseph W. Bellacosa was born on September 1, 1937 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where he was raised. He is the son of Italian immigrants. His father, Frank Bellacosa was born in Bitetto, Italy in 1909 and immigrated with his parents in 1910 to the United States… CONTINUE READING

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