Nassau County District Court Judge, 2nd DistrictPosted: 10/29/2017 13:55:00 -04:00 Updated:
Maxine S. Broderick - D, G, WF, Ref, WEP
Broderick, 44, of Hempstead, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines. Since 2009, she has been the principal attorney of Broderick Law P.C., in Lynbrook. Broderick graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a fundraiser for two years at Amnesty International in Manhattan. She received her law degree at Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2004. From 1997 to 2007, Broderick worked in the legal department of MTV Networks. She serves as chairwoman of the general/solo/small firm practice committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Broderick is a board member of the New York State Bar, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the Hempstead branch of the NAACP, and the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club. She is the immediate past president of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.
Gary M. Carlton - D, G, WF, WEP
Carlton, 63, of Valley Stream is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Carlton has been a practicing partner since 1984 in the personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Carlton in Manhattan. He has served as a deputy attorney for the Village of Valley Stream, providing defense in tort accident cases for the past seven years. Since 2001, he has served as the Valley Stream Democratic zone leader. Carlton is a past co-president of the North Woodmere Civic Association and founder of the North Woodmere Park Foundation. He lost in the 2007 election for Hempstead Town Board, District 3. In 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for the Nassau County 6th Legislative District. Carlton graduated from George Washington University and from Albany Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.
Gary F. Knobel - C, IN, R, TRP
Knobel, 63, of Oceanside, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. Knobel was elected to the Nassau County District Court in 2005 and won re-election 2011. In 2015, he was appointed to the statewide Special Commission on Fiduciary Appointments. In 2011, Knobel was appointed acting county court judge. Knobel spent 24 years as a principal law clerk to a bankruptcy judge in the Southern District Court in New York County, the New York City Civil Court (New York County) and the New York State Supreme Court (Nassau County). Since 2003, he has been an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law. Knobel graduated from the University at Buffalo, received a law degree from DePaul University and a master of law from New York University. Knobel was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1982. He is a board member of the Jewish Lawyers Association. Knobel is also a member of the Nassau County, Nassau County Women’s, and Nassau County Jewish bar associations.
David William McAndrews - C, IN, R, Ref
McAndrews, 64, of Westbury, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Tax Revolt party lines. Since January 2017, he has been deputy bureau chief of litigation at the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. He served as Nassau County District Court Judge, 2nd District, from 2010 to 2016. Before that, he was a founding partner of McAndrews & Christiansen, a general practice law firm. Among his other positions were special agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and as attorney for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of New York City and the Village of Farmingdale. He was a supervisory special agent of the U.S. Customs Service. McAndrews earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University, and graduated from St. John’s University Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992. He belongs to the Criminal Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and the Columbian Lawyers Association.
Anthony W. Paradiso - C, IN, R, Ref
Paradiso, 53, of Rockville Centre, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Tax Revolt party lines. He has been a judge in the Nassau County 2nd District Court since 2005. From 1999 to 2005, he was principal law clerk to state Supreme Court Justice Peter B. Skelos. Paradiso was appointed New York State assistant attorney general in the Nassau regional office from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1995, he served as business litigation associate for Rivkin, Radler & Kremer in Uniondale. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Long Island University in Brooklyn, and earned both a law degree and a master’s in public administration from Syracuse University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar, appellate division, second department in 1993, and United States District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts in 1993, and Southern District in 1994. He is executive director of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County. He is past director of the Nassau County Bar Association and past chairman of the association’s community relations and public education committee. He also is a past president of the Nassau County District Court Judges’ Association, and served as a district governor for Lions Club International.
Geoffrey N. Prime - D, G, WF, WEP
Prime, 45, of South Floral Park, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families, and Women’s Equality party lines. Prime, a criminal defense attorney, is mayor of the Village of South Floral Park and the founding partner of Prime & O’Brien in Garden City. In 2010, Prime was appointed to the board of trustees at Nassau Community College and chosen the chairman in 2011. He resigned in May 2013. In 2007, Prime ran unsuccessfully for tax receiver in the Town of Hempstead. Prime graduated from SUNY Old Westbury with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a law degree from Pace University. From 2002 to 2006, he worked for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in the District Court Trial Bureau and the County Court Trial Bureau. He left to open a private practice. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2002 and to U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern districts, in 2010. Prime is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau Criminal Courts Bar Association.