Stephen J. Lynch, Justice of the New York Supreme Court, 10th District
BACKGROUND: Lynch, 67, of Speonk, is running on the Independence Party line in the general election. He is currently serving as a New York Court of Claims judge in Hauppauge, having been appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2012. Lynch was principal law clerk to State Supreme Court Justice William B. Rebolini from 2008 to 2012. Before that he was principal law clerk to Justice Robert A. Lifson from 1995 to 2007. Lynch practiced with the law firms of Colleran, O'Hara, Kennedy, Lilly & Dunne from 1978 to 1981; Robinson & Lynch, as a partner, from 1981 to 1991, and Marino Bernstein & LaMarca from 1991 to 1995. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in 1973 and a law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1978. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1979, the Federal Bar, Eastern District and Southern District of New York in 1980 and the Florida Bar in 1990. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association where he serves as a director. Lynch is a former member of the Nassau Bar Association and former member and director of the New York State Association of School Attorneys.