Committee Bio

Hon. Joan A. Madden

Office Address
Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District
60 Centre St., Suite 659
New York, NY 10007-1402

Phone: 646-386-3190

Hon. Joan Madden

           I am a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and presently assigned to an IAS Part in New York County where I preside over cases from inception to disposition. In addition to handling complex asbestos litigation, I am also assigned to cases involving contracts, employment discrimination, legal malpractice, labor law, tort, environmental law and Article 75 proceedings. I was first elected to the bench in 1992 and served as a judge in Criminal Court for two years where I presided at arraignments, hearings and trials. In 1994 I was assigned to Civil Court and since 1997 I have been assigned to the Civil term of Supreme Court.

I have participated in numerous mock trials and CLE programs for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and New York State Trial Lawyers Association and have been a panelist at judicial forums on asbestos litigation.

Before becoming a judge, I served as a supervising and trial attorney at the Criminal Defense Division of The Legal Aid Society. As a supervisor I assisted in training and guiding new attorneys and continued to personally represent clients in Supreme Court in the most serious trials.