Andrew A. Crecca is the Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial
Parts in the Tenth Judicial District, Suffolk County, New York. In addition to his duties as Supervising
Judge, he is the presiding Justice of Suffolk County’s Integrated Domestic
Violence Court, and has served in that position since January of 2007. He was first elected to the bench in 2004 as
a County Court Judge and presided over felony criminal cases in a dedicated trial
part. In January of 2007 he was
appointed an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court. In 2010 he was elected Justice of the New
York State Supreme Court for the 10th Judicial District.
Prior to his time on the bench Justice Crecca served as a
County Legislator, and maintained a private law practice concentrating in
matrimonial and family law. He also
served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District
Attorney's office from 1989 to 1994. He
received his undergraduate degree from Marist College in 1986, and his law
degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1989.
Justice Crecca has lectured throughout the United States and
internationally on domestic violence issues, problem solving courts,
matrimonial and family law, as well as on court operations. He serves as a faculty member to the National
Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, the New York State Judicial Institute,
the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Suffolk Academy
of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor at Touro Law School. He has also held the position of Adjunct
Assistant Professor of political science at Hofstra University.
As an active member of the Suffolk County Bar Association,
Justice Crecca serves as Co-Chair of its Law Student Committee and has served
on its Board of Directors and as chair of the Bench Bar Committee. In 2011 Justice Crecca was appointed and
continues to serve as a member of the Chief Administrative Judge’s Matrimonial
Practice Advisory & Rules Committee for New York State.
Justice Crecca is also a member of the Alexander Hamilton
American Inn of Court, the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court
Judges, the New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices and the
Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association.
In addition to his judicial duties, Justice Crecca has
contributed to the community through participation in not-for-profit
organizations such as the Hauppauge Youth Organization, the Cleary School for
the Deaf, and other charitable organizations.
Justice Crecca lives on Long Island with his wife Donna and
their two boys.