Biography

Anthony Cannataro is a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and the Administrative Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York.  He was elected to Civil Court, New York County in 2011 and served in various assignments, including Supervising Judge of the New York County Civil Court during 2016 and 2017, until his election to the Supreme Court in the General Election held in November 2017.  Previously, Justice Cannataro served as Judge of the Civil Court in Bronx County from 2014 until 2015 and as a Judge of the Family Court in Kings County from 2012 until 2014.  He currently serves as a Commissioner of the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts and also served as the Co-Chair of the LGBT Committee of the NYC Family Court Administrative Judge’s Advisory Council from 2012 until 2014.  Judge Cannataro received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1993 and graduated from New York Law School in 1996.  Justice Cannataro started his legal career at the NYC Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel where he worked in the Tort Division from 1996 until 2000.  He went on to clerk for the Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick at the New York State Court of Appeals from 2000 until 2003 and later served as Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Lottie Wilkins in Manhattan Supreme Court from 2003 until his election as a judge in 2011.