The Hon. Stewart A. Rosenwasser (Ret.) was a judge for the Orange County Court in the Ninth Judicial District of New York. He was elected to the bench in 1999. Rosenwasser retired in 2006.
During his tenure on the County Court, he also served as an acting justice of the New York State Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District.
Rosenwasser completed a J.D. at Albany Law School in 1977.
Prior to joining the bench, he had served more than twenty years as a private practice attorney and also worked as an assistant district attorney with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
After his retirement from the bench, Rosenwasser worked as a referee for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and as a special referee for the New York State Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District. Then, in 2019, Rosenwasser was hired as special counsel of Policy, Research, and Legal Development with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. In that position, he was tasked with running the Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, handling complex litigation, as well as ensuring that the Office was in compliance with mandates created by new criminal justice reform statutes.