Richard Montelione '83, Judge of the New York City Civil Court
Friday, December 14, 2012
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
Richard J. Montelione '83, an attorney at Lopez Romero and Montelione, will be sworn in as a Judge of the New York City Civil Court in January 2013. After graduating from Antioch School of Law in 1983, Richard worked for two years at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc., a legal services office, and specialized in issues involving the elderly. He then worked for The Legal Aid Society for three years and then went on the take a position as Court Attorney for the Hon. Louis B. York who was then a Civil Court Judge/Acting Supreme Court Justice (currently an elected Supreme Court Justice).
Richard left his position as a Court Attorney and for the last 22 years has been actively engaged in the civil practice of law. Richard has focused his practice on litigating a variety of issues involving fraud perpetrated on the elderly, contested estates where there are allegations of undue influence, wire transfer fraud, bankruptcy fraud, breach of contract, violation of civil rights, cooperative shareholder rights, landlord-tenant law, and Guardianships under the Mental Hygiene Law, to mention a few. Richard has argued cases in the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest Court in the State, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the highest Federal Court except for the U.S. Supreme Court, and virtually every other forum within the state.
Read more about Richard Montelione at his campaign website, Richard Montelione for Civil Court Judge.