The Federal Districts For Criminal Federal Courts In New York And New Jersey
I founded the Law Offices of Peter Katz to defend the rights of those accused of federal crimes in New York and New Jersey. I am licensed to practice in the U.S. federal court system and formerly served as a federal criminal prosecutor. With over 29 years of experience in the criminal court system, I have the knowledge and experience to successfully defend those facing serious criminal charges for federal offenses.
Understanding The Federal District Court System
The federal district court system is divided into districts. Federal judges are appointed by the President of the United States within each district and serve for life. The districts are divided according to the number of people living in each district. The state of New York has four districts, while New Jersey and Connecticut each have one federal district court.
The Eastern District Of New York (EDNY)
The Eastern District of New York (EDNY) includes three of the five boroughs of New York: Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. It also includes Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Honorable Margo K. Brodie serves as the chief judge of the EDNY and the Clerk of Court is Brenna B. Mahoney. Currently, the EDNY includes 27 district court judges appointed by the President under Article III and 16 magistrate judges.
There are two federal courthouse locations in the EDNY, one in Brooklyn and one in Central Islip. The Brooklyn Courthouse is located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and the Central Islip Courthouse located at 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, NY 11722.
The Southern District Of New York (SDNY)
The Southern District of New York (SDNY) covers the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. It also includes the counties of Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Sullivan. Currently, the chief judge is Laura Taylor Swain and Ruby J. Krajick is the Clerk of Court. There are currently 44 presidentially appointed district court judges and 15 magistrate judges.
The SDNY also has two federal courthouses. The first is located in Manhattan at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007-1312. The other is located in White Plains at 300 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601-4150.
The Northern District Of New York (NDNY)
The Northern District of New York (NDNY) covers upstate New York and includes 32 counties, including those that border with Canada. Currently, the chief judge is the Honorable Brenda K. Sannes and John M. Domurad is the Clerk of Court. Currently, there are nine district court judges and seven magistrate judges. There are four courthouses, located in Albany, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and Utica.
The Western District Of New York (WDNY)
The Western District of New York (WDNY) includes 17 counties in the western section of upstate New York. The Honorable Elizabeth A. Wolford currently serves as the chief judge and Mary C. Loewenguth is the Clerk of Court. Currently, there are 11 presidentially appointed district court judges and seven magistrate judges. There are two federal courthouses, one in Buffalo at 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202 and the other is located in Rochester at 100 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614.
The District Of New Jersey (DNJ)
The District of New Jersey (DNJ) only has one district for the entire state and all 21 counties of New Jersey. The chief judge is the Honorable Renée Marie Bumb and Melissa E. Rhoads is the Clerk of Court. Currently, there are 17 district court judges who were appointed by the president and 13 magistrate judges. There are three federal courthouses in New Jersey, located in Newark, Trenton and Camden.
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