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