Judge Sandra L. Townes

United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York
Born 1944 in Spartanburg, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2003, to a seat vacated by Sterling Johnson, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2004, and received commission on August 2, 2004.

Education:
Johnson C. Smith University, B.A., 1966
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, New York, 1977-1983
Senior assistant district attorney, Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, New York, 1983-1986
Chief assistant district attorney, Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, New York, 1986-1987
Adjunct professor, Syracuse University College of Law, 1987-1995
Judge, City Court of Syracuse, New York, 1988-1999
Adjunct professor, Onondaga Community College, 1992-2001
Justice, Fifth Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court, 2000-2004
Associate justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, New York State Supreme Court, 2001-2004

Staff Information

Secretary: (718) 613-2160
Courtroom Deputy: (718) 613-2165

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