Adjunct Professor of LawB.A., Rutgers University
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
The Honorable Stephen L. Ukeiley is in his twelfth year as a duly elected Suffolk
County District Court Judge. He has sat in every Part of the District Court, and has presided over in excess of 80,000 civil and criminal matters to completion, including more than 16,000 Landlord and Tenant summary proceedings. In 2014, and again in 2018, he was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York to serve as an Acting_Suffolk County Court Judge. In this capacity, Judge Ukeiley sits in both a Criminal Part in the District Court as well as the Guardianship Part of the Suffolk County Supreme Court. Judge Ukeiley is also the Coordinating Judge for Suffolk County's Landlord/Tenant Alternate Dispute-Resolution (ADR) Program. In 2014, he was the Presiding Judge of Suffolk County's Human Trafficking Intervention Court.
Judge Ukeiley is a former Principal Law Clerk to both the Honorable_E. Thomas Boyle,
former United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Richard L Horowitz, New York State Court of Claims Judge and Acting Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice. Judge Ukeiley has also taught law classes for more than twenty (20) years. He is presently an adjunct professor at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where he teaches Landlord and Tenant Law. In 2018, Judge Ukeiley was named the Law Center's "Adjunct Professor of the Year." He has also taught the Law Center's Human Trafficking course. Judge Ukeiley previously was an adjunct professor at both the New York Institute of Technology and Long Island University (C.W. Post Campus).
Judge Ukeiley is a frequent lecturer and has had the honor of speaking on numerous
occasions at both the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains and the New York State Magistrate Association's conferences in Albany, Lake Placid, New York City, Niagara Falls and Syracuse. He is an active member of his hometown Suffolk County Bar Association, where he co-chairs the Landlord and Tenant Law Committee and is a former officer of the Suffolk Academy of Law. In 2017, Judge Ukeiley was named to the New York State Judicial Institute's City/District/Housing Courts Curriculum Advisory Committee. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Cow1ty Women's Bar Association and is the recipient of numerous Recognition Awards for exemplary service and commitment to continuing legal education.
Judge Ukeiley is the author of all four (4) editions of The Bench Guide to Landlord &
Tenant Disputes in New York (2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019). He has also written numerous
scholarly articles in addition to a children's book, The Silly School. In 2020, the Fourth Edition of The Bench Guide was distributed to every Town and Village Justice Court throughout New York. Judge Ukeiley previously authored a regular law column in The Suffolk Lawyer, the Suffolk County Bar Association's publication.
Judge Ukeiley earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law School, where he was the
Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal, and his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers
University. In his spare time, he is a certified soccer referee, and was recently certified to
officiate NCAA soccer matches. Judge Ukeiley has also completed eighteen (18) marathons.
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