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Stephen G. Crane

Associate Justice

45 Monroe Place

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 (718) 875-1300 (t)

(718) 858-2446 (f)


Personal — Stephen G. Crane was born in 1938.  He began service for the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department in 2001, appointed by Governor George E. Pataki.  Justice Crane is a Democrat.


Judicial — Prior to his service with the Appellate Division, the Honorable Stephen G. Crane was Administrative Judge for the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County, from 1996 to 2001.  He was a Justice for the New York Supreme Court, First Judicial District from 1990 to 2001.  From 1984 to 1989 he was an Acting Supreme Court Justice.  Judge Crane sat on the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1981 to 1983. 


Private Practice — Before he started his judicial career, Stephen Crane was in private practice for the firm of Glass, Howard, and Crane from 1980 to 1981.  From 1963 to 1966 he worked for Polett, Freidin, Prashker, Feldman & Gartner.


Clerkships — Stephen G. Crane was Chief Law Assistant in the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, from 1977 to 1979.  He was Senior Law Assistant from 1966 to 1976.


Academic — Justice Crane has been published on wide variety of legal practice areas from adjournment in civil cases to the impact of the deterioration of court facilities on justice.  He has lectured extensively and been an Adjunct Professor of Law. 


Education —  Stephen G. Crane received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1963 and graduated with a BS from Cornell University in 1960.


Memberships — Justice Crane is a member of the:  Anti-Defamation League; Cornell Law Association; New York County Lawyer's Association; New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers.


Staff —  Kellie George graduated from St. Johns with a JD in 1988 and is the Law Secretary to Justice Crane.  Kellie George's telephone number is (212) 374-4726.


From the Editor's Desk By Howard Schwach” -

“In Unanimous Decision, Appellate Court Dismisses $10 million Verdict Against New York City, Finding That a Police Officer on Traffic Detail Acted Responsibly In Carrying Out His Duties” -