Uniondale, October 26, 2015 – Partner Peter B. Skelos presented a discussion to the Appellate Practice Committee of the Nassau Bar Association titled ‘Preservation of the Trial Record for Appellate Review: The Role of Appellate Counsel.’
Peter B. Skelos (Fordham Law School J.D. 1980) retired from the judiciary on July 31, 2015 and joined the law firm of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP. He directs the Appellate Practice Group and is a member of the Litigation Department. In November 1994, Skelos was elected to the New York State District Court. He served as president of the Nassau County District Court Judges Association and vice president of the New York State District Court Judges Association. He was elected as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the 10th Judicial District in November 1998. Effective January 1, 2002, Skelos was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court. Effective April 26, 2004, Skelos was appointed by Governor George Pataki as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, one of the busiest appellate courts in the country. In December, 2007, Skelos was appointed by Governor Elliot Spitzer to be a member of the constitutional court of the Appellate Division. In 2012, Skelos 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. Judge Skelos was known for his incisive questioning from the bench and is the author of numerous scholarly opinions.
Skelos has received awards for his exemplary public and professional service from many professional organizations. He is a career-long member of the Nassau County Bar Association. In 2015, the Bar Association presented Skelos with the President’s Award for his leadership on behalf of the Lawyers Assistance Program. Skelos was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015. Skelos served three terms as the administrative chair of the We Care Fund Advisory Board of the Bar Association of Nassau County and continues to be an active member of the Advisory Board.
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