Uniondale, NY, August 14, 2017 — Hon. Peter B. Skelos, a Partner with the Uniondale-based law firm of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo &Terrana, LLP has been appointed to the Joint Task Force of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations on the creation of a 5th Department of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
Before joining the Forchelli law firm in 2015, Judge Skelos was an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. He directs the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group and is a member of the Litigation Department.
Judge Skelos was admitted to practice law in the State of New York after graduating from Fordham Law School. He was elected to the New York State District Court in 1994. He was elected as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of NewYork for the 10th Judicial District in 1998. Skelos was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court in 2002. Skelos was appointed in 2004 as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, one of the busiest appellate courts in the country. In 2007, Skelos was appointed to be a member of the constitutional court of the Appellate Division. In 2012, he was found Highly Qualified for the position of Justice of the Supreme Court by the New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission. He was reelected to the Supreme Court and re-designated to the Constitutional Court.
Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The Firm employs over 60 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, contractors, architects/engineers and individuals.
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