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Fidel Gomez

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Justice Gomez immigrated to this country at the age of six from the Dominican Republic, was raised in Washington Heights, and is a product of the New York City public schools. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. He attended the University at Buffalo Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor. While there, Judge Gomez was the Executive Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal, the Regional Director and Coach of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, and a member of the Criminal Law Review. On November 7, 2017, Justice Gomez was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York. He became the first Dominican man be elected to that Court in Bronx County. From January 2, 2018 through January 1, 2022, he presided over cases in the Civil Court of the City of New York, where he heard a multitude of cases. Specifically, Justice Gomez presided over both jury and non-jury cases involving contract disputes, negligence and personal injury actions, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, cases involving the New York State no-fault law, matters involving consumer credit disputes, and cases in Small Claims Court. In 2022, Justice Gomez was appointed to the Supreme Court, where he presides over the Commercial Division. In that capacity, he has exclusive jurisdiction over all complex commercial matters venued in the Supreme Court, Bronx County and he also tries complex jury cases, involving a myriad of issues. Before being elected to the bench, Justice Gomez practiced law for almost 20 years. He began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel within the City of New York’s Law Department. While there, he litigated thousands of civil matters brought against the City of New York. By the time he left the Law Department, he had tried 35 cases, 32 of which were before a jury. In 2004, Justice Gomez became Justice Nelson Roman’s Principal Law Clerk in Supreme Court Bronx County. In the ensuing five years, Justice Roman sat in the Civil Term where Justice Gomez drafted hundreds of decisions, over 40 of which were published in the Official Reporter and several of which were published in the New York Law Journal. Justice Gomez personally conferenced hundreds of cases, ruled on hundreds of motions and ruled on hundreds of jury selection challenges. In 2009, Justice Gomez then became Justice Roman’s Law Clerk while he sat at the Appellate Division, First Department. During his four years at the Appellate Division, Justice Gomez handled family and criminal law appeals, complex commercial matters, attorney disciplinary matters, and cases emanating from the Surrogate’s Court. While there, Justice Gomez drafted hundreds of decisions. In June 2013, Justice Gomez returned to the Bronx, clerking for several justices, including Mitchell Danziger while he sat in the City Part and Ben Barbato while he presided over the Summary Jury Trial Part.
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Civil Litigation
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New York
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