What makes a great mediator is having patience in listening to the people who are presenting the evidence before you.
- Hon. Edward G. McCabe, Ret.

Hon. Edward G. McCabe

Hon. Edward G. McCabe’s history of public and judicial service at the highest levels is a testament to his character, integrity and experience. From his work as County Attorney, to Supreme Court Justice, then to Chief Administrative Judge of Nassau County and finally to his appointment as Presiding Justice of the Appellate Term in the Second Judicial Department, he has given decades of his professional life to the betterment of the court system. Notably he has been a pioneer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, having established novel ADR programs in the Courts and has been a member of the Unified Court System’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee. His vast experience, knowledge and wonderful temperament, coupled with inspiring wisdom make him a favorite of counsel seeking ADR.


  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Matrimonial
  • Municipal Matters
  • Complex Commercial Matters
  • Real Estate
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Tax Certiorari


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Former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Term of New York State Supreme Court, Second Dept.

Former Chief Administrative Judge, all Courts in Nassau County

Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County (1985 – 2004)

County Attorney, Nassau County (1978 – 1985)

Executive Assistant to Town of North Hempstead Executive Assistant (1971 – 1978)

Law Secretary to Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Bernhard Thompson (1970 – 1971) Assistant

District Attorney, Nassau County (1967 – 1970)



New York Law School, J.D. (1958)

Fordham University, B.A. (1955)



New York State (1958, Second Department)

United States Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court



Man of the Year, Long Beach Lawyers’ Association, the Court Officer’s Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of the Court Officers

Honored by the Education and Assistance Corporation, Legal Aid Society, Irish Americans in Government, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, Irish Feis Committee

Member Unified Court System’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee on Torts and Education for Judges and Lawyers

Instituted Alternative Dispute Resolution program, Differentiated Case Management, Early Neutral Evaluation (for Matrimonial actions) in the Courts

Established Commercial Division in Nassau County Supreme Court

Ex Officio Member, Nassau County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts

Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 2852; B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 2107; A.O.H. Division 6

Member, Holy Name Society

Member, Lakeville Estates Civic Association