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Hon. Fernando Camacho

Suffolk County Supreme Court
Judge, NYS Court of Claims
Acting Supreme Court Judge
Central Islip, NY, USA


The Honorable Fernando Camacho obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and attended Fordham University School of Law where he graduated in 1985. Directly after law school, he accepted a position with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and spent several years assigned to the Trial Division and the Sex Crimes Unit. In 1989, Judge Camacho was promoted to the position of Senior Trial Counsel and assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney's Homicide Investigation Unit where he investigated and prosecuted violent drug gangs.

In 1997, he was appointed to the bench and spent four years in Kings County Criminal Court before being transferred to  Queens County Criminal Court in 2002. While in Queens County Criminal Court, he served as the Deputy Supervising Judge, presided over the Domestic Violence Court and presided over a specialized court dealing with teenagers charged with prostitution.

In 2008, he was elevated to the New York State Court of Claims and served as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Integrated Domestic Violence Part in Queens County Supreme Court. In May 2009, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman appointed Judge Camacho to the position of County Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in Queens County. While serving as administrative judge, he also presided over the Queens County Supreme Court Youth Diversion Part, a specialized court dealing with adolescents charged with felony offenses. In January 2013, he was assigned to Suffolk County Supreme Court.

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