PRESIDENTS

Hon. Lynn Kotler
Co-President

About Hon. Lynn Kotler

Judge Lynn R. Kotler was elected to the Civil Court bench in November 2009. She presided over the Criminal Court in both the Bronx and Manhattan before being assigned to the Civil Court, New York County, in December 2012.

Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Kotler practiced law for seventeen years in both small firms and as a solo practitioner. She maintained a general civil litigation practice focusing on matrimonial and family law, real estate, wills and estates, and personal injury. While in private practice, Judge Kotler devoted a great deal of time to pro bono cases to help those who would not otherwise have access to legal services. (more…)

Luisa Kaye
Co-President

About Luisa Kaye

Luisa Kaye, a partner in Wrobel Markham Schatz Kaye & Fox LLP, is a commercial litigator representing entities and individuals in all manner of business disputes, primarily in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and New York Appellate Courts. In addition to serving as a co-President of JALBCA, Ms. Kaye is a longstanding and active member of the Committee on Courts of Superior Jurisdiction of the New York City Bar Association, a co-Chair of the Litigation Committee at the New York Women’s Bar Association and sits on the Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary for Families. Ms. Kaye is a native New Yorker and comes from a long line of lawyers: she is the proud daughter of the late Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and one of JALBCA’s founders, and the late Proskauer Rose partner Stephen R. Kaye, Esq. She enjoys challenges of all kinds, whether it’s solving the Times crossword puzzle, running a marathon, sweating through a Bikram yoga class or rooting for her beloved New York Rangers. She lives in New York City with her three children.

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