Fidel Gomez

Unified Court System

 

Member profile details

First name
Fidel
Last name
Gomez
Organization
Unified Court System
Phone
718-618-2551
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Bio
Judge Gomez immigrated to this country at the age of six from the Dominican Republic. He 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 then 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, Judge 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. Since January 2, 2018, he has been presiding over cases in the Civil Court of the City of New York, where he hears a multitude of cases. Specifically, Judge Gomez presides 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. Before being elected, Judge 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, engaging in virtually all aspects of the civil litigation process. He took and defended hundreds of depositions, argued and drafted hundreds of motions, and appeared in court thousands of times. By the time he left the Law Department, he had tried 35 cases, 32 of which were before a jury. In 2004, Judge Gomez became Judge Nelson Roman’s Principal Law Clerk in Supreme Court Bronx County. In the ensuing five years, Judge Roman sat in the Civil Term where Judge 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. Judge Gomez personally conferenced hundreds of cases, ruled on hundreds of motions and ruled on hundreds of jury selection challenges. In 2009, Judge Gomez then became Judge Roman’s Law Clerk while he sat at the Appellate Division, First Department. During his four years at the Appellate Division, Judge Gomez handled family and criminal law appeals, complex commercial matters, attorney disciplinary matters, and cases emanating from the Surrogate’s Court. While there, Judge Gomez drafted hundreds of decisions. In June 2013, Judge Gomez returned to the Bronx, clerking for several judges, including Mitchell Danziger while he sat in the City Part and Ben Barbato while he presided over the Summary Jury Trial Part.
Specialty Area
Civil Litigation
State of Admission
New York
Year of Graduation / Expected Graduation
1999


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