The Honorable Fidel E. Gomez

Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, Department Room 504

Biography

The Hon. Fidel E. Gomez is a judge for the Bronx County Civil Court in the Twelfth Judicial District of New York. He was elected to the Civil Court bench in 2017.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Gomez graduated with his B.A. in legal studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996. He went on to earn his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1999. While in law school, Gomez was the founding member of the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court and also served as associate and executive editor of the Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Gomez began his legal career as an assistant corporation counsel with the New York City Law Department. During his five-year tenure there, his caseload included cases ranging from false arrest and civil rights violations to slip/trip and falls and workers' compensation.

Then, in 2004, after leaving the NYC Law Department, Gomez embarked on what would be a thirteen-year career with the New York State Unified Court System. He first served as a principal law clerk to the Hon. Nelson S. Roman with the Bronx County Supreme Court for six years, before then serving as Justice Roman’s senior principal law clerk after his elevation to the Appellate Division, First Department in 2009. In 2013, Gomez then returned to the Bronx County Supreme Court, this time serving a brief stint as a principal law clerk in its Law Department. Shortly after, in 2014, he served as the principal law clerk to the Hon. Michell J. Danziger, Justice of the Bronx County Supreme Court until 2015. Gomez would then serve several brief stints as the principal law clerk to the Hon. Betty Owen Stinson (March 2016 to Sept. 2016), the Hon. Barry Salman (Sept. 2016 to Dec. 2016), and the Hon. Ben Barbato (Jan. 2017 to Dec. 2017), all who served as Justices of the Bronx County Supreme Court.

In addition to his work with the New York State Unified Court System, Gomez served as a coach and judge of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Program for several years.

His memberships have included the Bronx County Bar Association and the Dominican Bar Association.

Judge Gomez, who is from the Dominican Republic, moved to New York with his parents at the age of five.

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