Hon. Sidney F. Strauss

Hon. Sidney F. Strauss was in the private practice of law for 38 years before becoming a Supreme Court Judge in Queens County. He has spent his entire adult life devoted to helping others, whether it be professionally or in community activities. In his service on the bench, for half of his tenure, he was in a dedicated matrimonial part helping people to get their lives together during a most difficult period. There is nothing better than the bench where you are able to combine your legal experience with public service. Arbitration and mediation is a continuance of his life’s work.


NY Metro


Judicial Hearing Officer 1st & 2d Dept. (2005 – Present)

Justice of The Supreme Court – 11th Judicial District (2002 – 2014)

General Practice Of Law (1968 – 2001)

Counsel to Commissioners – NYC Board Of Elections (1975 – 1991)

Assistant District Attorney – Queens County (1967 – 1968)

Associate, Strauss & Ferdinand, Esqs. (1964 – 1967)



Admitted to Practice – App. Div. 2d Dept. (1964)

Fordham University School of Law L.L.B. (1962)

Lafayette College A.B. (1959)



Active and Reserve Duty – NYS Army National Guard (1962 – 1968)

Honorable Discharge (1968)



Counsel – Queens President Council of Tenants

Counsel – Halsey Jhs & Ps196 Parents Associations

Executive Officer – Queens Muscular Dystrophy Association

Coach – Forest Hills Ll Basketball (1976 – 1981)

Democratic District Leader – 28ad (1971 – 1976)



Committees on Character and Fitness Member – Appellate Division, 2d Dept. (1991 – 2001)

Queens County Bar Association Member (1964 – Present)

Queens County Bar Association President (1990 – 1991)

New York State Bar Association Delegate (1991 – 1995)

Queens College Continuing Education Program

Paralegal Studies Board Member (1980 – Present)

Association of Justices of the Supreme Court – Member (2002 – Present)