The Honorable Robert M. Stolz

1st Judicial District - New York County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Department Part 72


The Hon. Robert M. Stolz is an Acting Justice of the New York County Supreme Court in the First Judicial District of New York. He was appointed to the bench by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman in 2005.

Stolz began his judicial career as a judge for the Civil Court of the City of New York, a position to which he was appointed by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1995. Then, in 2003, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg selected Stolz to serve as a judge for the Criminal Court of the City of New York in New York County. He was subsequently reappointed to the Criminal Court bench in 2012.

Stolz earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1970. Six years later, he completed a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Stolz entered into private practice, working as an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle.

He left the firm four years later, accepting a position as an assistant U.S. Attorney with the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Stolz returned to private practice in 1987. However, his time there would be brief. In 1990, Stolz resumed his duties as an assistant U.S. Attorney, a position he held until his appointment to the bench.

His memberships have included the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Council.

Stolz was raised in a family of lawyers. His father worked as a member of Stolz, Goldfine & Stolz, while his mother worked as an attorney at Paskus, Gordon & Hyman. He has been married to Marlene Nadel, daughter of the Hon. Bernard Nadel of the New York State Supreme Court. She has served as an assistant district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of New York County.

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