The Hon. Maxine Sonya Broderick is a judge for the Nassau County District Court in the Tenth Judicial District of New York. She was appointed to the District Court bench in 2017 and then elected to the seat in the subsequent election that same year.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Broderick received her B.S. in psychology from Fordham University in 1995. She went on to earn her J.D. from the Brooklyn Law School in 2003.
Prior to her appointment to the District Court, Broderick had served briefly as a village justice for the Hempstead Village Court in 2017.
Before joining the village court, Broderick worked for ten years in the legal department at MTV Networks. She also served as a principal attorney at Broderick Law P.C. from 2009 to 2018 and as a foreclosure referee for the Nassau County Supreme Court from 2010 to 2017. While at Broderick Law, she handled divorce, custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, and equitable distribution matters.
Her memberships have included serving on the board of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association’s We Care advisory board. She was a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Long Island Chapter and the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce. She has also sat on the board of the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club and served as a chairperson of the Nassau County Bar Association’s General/Solo/Small Practice Committee. In 2016, Broderick served as the president of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.
Judge Broderick is a lifelong resident of the Village of Hempstead.