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Vote Judge Rosemarie Montalbano

Democrat for Brooklyn Surrogate Judge on June 22nd, 2021

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About Rosemarie

Born and raised in Bushwick, Rosemarie is the daughter of immigrants and currently serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Kings County. A proud Brooklynite, Rosemarie and her husband Craig live just blocks away from where they grew up.

Through much of her childhood and while at college, and even law school, Rosemarie helped to run her father's deli. It was during this time that she witnessed first-hand how vulnerable members of the community like her father — a financially struggling non-English speaking immigrant facing foreclosure — were taken advantage of by predatory lenders and banks. And on top of that, how little the city and our justice system did to help them.


Watching her parents almost lose their home and business to predatory lenders and their struggle navigating the city's justice system without proper representation inspired Rosemarie to become a lawyer and eventually a judge. Protecting the community and vulnerable individuals, like her parents, from being taken advantage of and holding those in power accountable has been Rosemarie's passion throughout her entire legal career.





Experience Brooklyn Can Count On

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30 years of legal experience

  • Kings County Supreme Court Justice
    2020 - Present

  • NYC Civil Court Judge - Kings County
    2015 - 2019

  • Principal Law Clerk - Supreme Court Justice
    2004 - 2014

  • Civil Court Attorney
    1999 - 2003



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Approved for Kings county surrogate court by the NYC Bar Association & Brooklyn Bar Association


Rated "Highly Approved" by the LGBT Bar association of Greater New York's  Judicial Screening Panel

  • Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

  • Senator Julia Salazar

  • Assembly Member Maritza Davila 

  • Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon

  • Assembly Member Robert Carroll

  • Assembly Member Emily Gallagher

  • City Council Member Antonio Reynoso

  • Former City Council Member Rafael Espinal

  • District Leader Samuel Olivares

  • District Leader Kristina Naplatarski

  • District Leader Emile Bazile

  • District Leader Shaquana Boykin

  • District Leader Walter Mosley

  • District Leader David Schwartz

  • District Leader Julio Peña

  • District Leader Anthony Jones

  • District Leader Josh Skallar

  • District Leader Doug Schneider

  • District Leader Geoffrey Davis

  • Progressive Association for Political Action

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Equal Justice

For Brooklyn

"If our justice system can't protect our most vulnerable individuals and communities, while also holding those in power accountable — then it has failed."

 -Judge Rosemarie Montalbano

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