Hon. Joseph G. Golia Image

Hon. Joseph G. Golia

Former NYS Appellate Term


Appointment/Election: Appointed to Appellate Term, Jan. 2001, Retired 2012; elected to Supreme Court, 1987, reelected, 2001, Retired 2012 ; Elected to Civil Court, 1983; Appointed to Civil Court, 1982.

Previous Experience: Principal Law Clerk, Hon. Bernard Dubin, 1973-1982; Chief, Youth Bureau, Queens County District Attorney=s Office, 1968-1973; Legal Staff, Hartford Insurance Group, New York, 1965-1968.

Honors and Memberships: Significant Honors:  Dynastic Orders of Savoy, (Royal House of Italy), Knight Commander, American Association, 2011; Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, 2009; Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2003; Distinguished Service Award, Republic of Italy, 1996; Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Knight of Malta, 1983; Presidential Citation given by President Gerald R. Ford, 1976.

Other Honors: Justice Martin Evans Award for Judicial Excellence, Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2012; Good Scout Award, Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, 2012; Judge of the Year, Assistant District Attorney=s Association of Queens, 2012; Judge of the Year, Columbian Lawyers Association 11th Judicial District, 2009; Certificate of Appreciation, ICL Milestone, Adult Mental Health Services, 2009; Presidents Award, Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, 2008; Christopher Columbus Medal of Honor, Italian Charities of American, 2007; Hon. Charles A. Rapallo Award, Columbian Lawyers Assoc., First Dept., 2005; Distinguished Service Award, NY Law School Alumni Assn., 2004; Commencement Speaker and  Honorary Membership Class of 2004, Christ the King Regional High School, 2004; AMan of the Year,A Catholic Youth Organization, 1980; United States Selective Service Medal, 1976.

Appointments: Advisory Committee of the Assigned Counsel Plan, 2008; Guardianship Roundtable Committee, 2007; Educational Liaison, 11th Judicial District, NY State Judicial Institute Educational Committee, 2004; Jury Board, 11th Judicial District, 2003.

Member: Association of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of NY, 1987-present (President, 2008-2009); Supreme Court Justices= Assn of the City of NY, 1987-present (President, 2001-2002); Queens County Supreme Court Justices= Assn., 1987-present (President, 1999-present); American Judges Assn. (NY State Delegate, 1987; Board of Governors, 1988-1994); Criminal Courts Bar Assn., Board of Directors; Corona Lawyers Club, 1966 (President, 2002-present); Catholic Lawyers Guild of Queens County, 1968-present (President, 1977-1981); District Attorney=s Assn of Queens County, founding member (President, 1977-1978); Assn of Law Clerks to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogate Courts, 1973 (Secretary, 1977-1982); Queens County Bar Association, 1967-present (Sustaining Member); Boy Scouts of America, Queens County Council, 1994-present.

Community Service: St. John's University Council , 1984 - 2005; Boy Scouts of America, Queens County Council, 1994 to present ; United States Selective Service System, Draft Board #58, member six years ; Community Planning Board #7, member five years ; Bishop's Lay Committee for Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn, 1972 - 2004; American Hellenic Education and Progressive Association, Estia Chapter 1971 to present; Queens County Bar Association, 1967 to present; USO, Board of Directors, Queens County, 1972 ; Northside Democratic Club, 1964 ; President, 1976 Daytop Village, Inc.; Past Board of Directors Queens County Youth Development Corporation; Past  Board of Directors, 1979 - 1983; Queensboro Hill Athletic League, Baseball Coach, four years; CYO Basketball Coach, 1977 to 1984; Football - Semi-Professional Football League, 1957-1959.

Admission: Admitted: New York, 1966; Eastern District of New York, 1975; Southern District of New York, 1975; United States Supreme Court, 1979; District of Columbia, 1981.

Education: B.S., New York University, New York, NY, 1959, (Theta Chi); J.D., New York Law School, New York, NY, 1965, (Phi Delta Phi).

Military Experience: United States Army Reserve, 1961-1966.                 

Recognized Leadership