Neutral Bio: 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.

LOCATION

NY Metro

JUDICIAL/LEGAL EXPERIENCE
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)

EDUCATION
Admitted to Practice – App. Div. 2d Dept. (1964)
Fordham University School of Law L.L.B. (1962)
Lafayette College A.B. (1959)

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

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
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)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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)