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A. Gail Prudenti

Presiding Justice

45 Monroe Place

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 772-6400  (t)

(718) 855-2884  (f)


Personal — A. Gail Prudenti was born in 1953.  She began service as a Justice for the Appellate Division, Second Department in 2001.  She is a Republican and was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki. 


Judicial Positions — Prior to serving on the Appellate Division, the Honorable A. Gail Prudenti was a District Administrative Judge from 1999 to 2001.  She was Acting Justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1996 to 2000 and Surrogate Court Judge in Suffolk County from 1995 to 2000.  Justice Prudenti sat on the New York Supreme Court, Tenth Judicial District, from 1992 to 1994. 


Private Practice -  Before she started her judicial career, A. Gail Prudenti was in private practice from 1982 to 1991.  She specialized in trusts and estates and was special counsel to the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association's Widows and Orphans Fund. 


Prosecutor — During the years of 1980 to 1982, she was a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.    


Clerkships — From 1978 to 1980, A. Gail Prudenti worked as a Surrogate's Court Law Clerk. 


Education - She received her law degree from University of Aberdeen in 1978 and her BA from Marymount College in 1974. 


Memberships — A. Gail Prudenti is a member of the:  Association of Justices of the Supreme Court, New York; New York Bar Foundation; New York State Trial Lawyers; Suffolk County Bar Association and Suffolk County Women's Bar Association.    


Staff — Philip Hadley is Law Clerk to Justice Prudenti.  His telephone number is (718) 722-6400.  Bonita Walker is Justice Prudenti's Secretary, her number is (718) 722-6402.



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