Q: Whats the difference between Presiding Justice and Justice Presiding, in the Appellate Division in New York courts?
A: A: The “PJ” is the judge in charge of the entire department in the appellate division. The ‘Justice Presiding’ would be the judge in charge of the panel who is responsible for writing a decision on a particular appeal.
Gerry practices law exclusively in the State of New York. Within New York he practices primarily in the following counties: New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk. Technically, Brooklyn is known as "Kings County," and Manhattan and New York City are known as "New York County." Staten Island is known as "Richmond County." These counties make up the New York metropolitan area.