Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster served as a court attorney referee for the Rockland County Supreme Court in the Ninth Judicial District of New York. She was selected to the position in 2011, where she was assigned to civil compliance and foreclosure matters.
She currently sits as the Executive Director of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, a statewide panel of judges and attorneys that seeks to educate and advise court officials on issues that affect both employees of the court system and litigants of color.
Nicolas-Brewster earned a bachelor's degree in literature and rhetoric from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989. She then completed a J.D. at New York University School of Law in 1992. As a law student, Nicolas-Brewster sat as an editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics.
After graduating from law school, Nicolas-Brewster began her legal career as a pro se staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She served in that capacity until 1996, at which time she became a senior appellate court attorney for the Appellate Division (Second Department) of the New York State Unified Court System.
Then, in 1998, Nicolas-Brewster joined the Office of the New York State Attorney General. She spent the next year serving as an assistant solicitor general before becoming an associate court attorney for the Westchester County Law Department's Division of Appeals, Opinions, and Legislation.
She has taught as an adjunct professor in the Paralegal Studies Program at SUNY-Rockland Community College.