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Hon. Matthew J. D'Emic

Kings County Supreme Court

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Judge Matthew J. D'Emic is a graduate of Fordham University and Brooklyn Law School. He was appointed to the Court of Claims in 1996 and is assigned to Kings County Supreme Court. Since 1998, he has presided over the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court, a specialized felony domestic violence part. In March 2002, he was selected to open and preside over the first mental health court in New York State, the Brooklyn Mental Health Court. He hears all criminal competency and related proceedings in Kings County and presides over a special matrimonial calendar.

 Judge D'Emic is past Chair of the Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and is a member of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, as well as the NYC Mayor's Steering Committee of the Citywide Justice and Mental Health Initiative. He is also co-chair of the alternatives to incarceration and diversion committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and was a member of the Domestic Violence Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Judge D'Emic has been recognized for his work in domestic violence by the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association and the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence, and for his work in mental health by the New York State Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Brooklyn Psychiatric Center, the American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and the New York State Psychiatric Association.

 Judge D'Emic lectures frequently on criminal justice issues in the areas of domestic violence and mental health. He is an adjunct professor of clinical law at Brooklyn Law School.


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