Judge Dora L. Irizarry

United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York
Born 1955 in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by Reena Raggi. Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 2004, and received commission on July 8, 2004. 
Serving as Chief Judge since April 23, 2016.
Yale University, B.A., 1976
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1979
Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, Bronx County, New York, 1979-1987; Appeals Bureau, 1979-1981; Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, 1981-1987
Assistant district attorney, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York County, New York, 1987-1995
Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, 1995-1997
Acting justice, New York State Court of Claims, 1997-2002; Kings County 1997-1998; New York County, 1998-2002
Private practice, New York City, 2002-2004

Effective March 18, 2020 and until further notice, any requests for adjournments or scheduling of court conferences in either civil or criminal cases must be filed electronically via ECF.  If it is an urgent request, contact Judge Irizarry’s Case Manager, Christy Carosella, by email at Christy_Carosella@nyed.uscourts.gov or leave a detailed voice message at 718-613-2155,  noting the attorney’s name and telephone number, case name and docket number, and reason for the adjournment or conference.  Emails and voice messages may not be returned immediately, but will be responded to as soon as practicable.  DO NOT MAKE REPEATED CALLS OR SEND REPEATED EMAILS.  DO NOT CALL CHAMBERS.  

Requests for bail hearings in criminal cases are referred to the Duty Magistrate Judge.  In accordance with Administrative Order 2020-6, paragraph 9, detention and bail review proceedings must be scheduled with the approval of the Duty Magistrate Judge.  


Staff Information

Chambers:(718) 613-2150
Courtroom Deputy:(718) 613-2155

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