Judge Antonio I. Brandveen: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

Appointed By: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo


The Hon. Antonio I. Brandveen is a Justice of the Queens County Supreme Court in the Eleventh Judicial District of New York. He was appointed to the Queens County Supreme Court bench by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016. Justice Brandveen was also certificated in 2017 to serve as a Justice of the Nassau County Supreme Court until 2018.

Justice Brandveen received his B.S. from Fordham University in 1969. He went on to earn his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1972.

Prior to becoming a judge, Brandveen practiced as an attorney at Harlem Legal Services for one year beginning in 1974 and served as a New York Supreme Court law clerk from 1975 to 1980.

Justice Brandveen began his judicial career in 1980, when he began serving as a judge for the Civil Court of the City of New York, Housing Part. He also served as a judge for both the Civil and Criminal Court’s from 1986 to 1987, a County Court judge from 1999 to 2002, a Family Court judge beginning in 2002, and he was appointed to serve as a judge of the Court of Claims and an Acting Nassau County Supreme Court Justice from 1987 to 2016.

While on the bench, Justice Brandveen taught as an adjunct professor at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center from 1991 to 1992.

His memberships have included serving as president of the Harlem Lawyers Association, the Judicial Friends Association, and the Central Harlem Senior Citizens Coalition, Inc. He was vice president and a board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and was a chairperson of the Harlem Legal Services and vice-chairperson of the Community Action for Legal Services, Inc. Justice Brandveen has served as a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of New York’s Judiciary Committee, and the Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department.

Justice Brandveen has served in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

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