Cheryl Joseph
Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, New York University J.D., New York University School of Law

Family Law Practice Module
Pre-trial Litigation
Judge Joseph was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the NYS Court of Claims on May 5, 2015.  She currently presides over matrimonial cases in the Supreme Court, Suffolk County. Her professional experience includes the positions of Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York, Support Magistrate in Family Court (NYC and Suffolk County), Supervising Court Attorney in Queens Family Court, Domestic Violence Court Coordinator for the Center for Court Innovation, and Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.  

In August, 2020 Judge Joseph was appointed to the position of Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial Parts for Suffolk County. She is a frequent lecturer and presenter on family and matrimonial law for various organizations including the New York State Judicial Institute, the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  She has been appointed to the New York State Unified Court System’s Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee and the Matrimonial Curriculum Committee for the New York State Judicial Institute.

Judge Joseph received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy from New York University’s College of Arts and Science in 1993. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1996 wherein she also received the Myron L. Greene Award for Oral Advocacy.

Judge Joseph was born in Brooklyn, New York to Edward and Ruby Joseph who both immigrated to the United States from the West Indies.  She was raised in Elmont New York and attended  Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, New York. She currently resides in Suffolk County with her two sons, Bryce and Ethan.  

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