Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact the Director of Alumni Relations at 631.761.7063 or via e-mail.
Bronx County Family Court Judge
Congratulations to Judge Joan L. Piccirillo, Touro Law Center's December 2014 Alumna of the Month!
Judge Piccirillo was appointed to the Family Court of the City of New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012. Prior to becoming a judge of the family court, she was the law secretary/court attorney to the Honorable Mary Ellen Fitzmaurice, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Queens County, since 2008.
In 1985, she received her J.D. from Touro Law Center where she earned the Academic Achievement Award and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Board. She received a B.A.in sociology and history, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Waynesburg College in 1981.
Judge Piccirillo had spent 15 years immediately prior to becoming a judge as a Partner in her firm, Piccirillo & Piccirillo, PC in Valley Stream, which specialized in domestic relations and family law. She was a member of the Assigned Counsel Panel and Law Guardian Panel in Kings County and Queens County from 1988 to 2004. She represented plaintiffs in personal injury litigation while practicing at Roura & Melamed, Esqs. in NYC from 1985 to 1987. She also worked in private practice from 1987 to 1993 in Brooklyn and Richmond Hill, specializing in family law.
Judge Piccirillo is a member or the Queens County Bar Association and the Queens County Woman’s Bar Association. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in February, 1986.