Hon. Joseph F. Lisa
Honorable Joseph F. Lisa is a former New York State Supreme Court Justice and is Of Counsel to Finz & Finz, P.C. Judge Lisa is a former member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, having received an honorable discharge prior to the commencement of his illustrious legal career.
Judge Lisa is the former Acting Chief of the Appeals Bureau of the Queens District Attorney’s Office and a former Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, a position he held until he was elected as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. Prior to his tenure as a New York State Supreme Court Justice, Judge Lisa served as Law Secretary to the late Justices William G. Giaccio and J. Irwin Shapiro.
Judge Lisa has also been elected to the New York City Civil Court, the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council, and as a Delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967.
Judge Lisa is a former Adjunct Professor of Political Science at City University of New York and has lectured and written extensively in both Europe and the United States on the social, legal, and ethical implications of the law in the time of epidemics and pandemics. He is a permanent member of the Scientific Community of the San Marino Scientific Conference in the Republic of San Marino.
Judge Lisa is a member of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Board of Judges of the Civil Court of the City of New York, American Justinian Society of Jurists, American Judges Association, Queens County Bar Association, Columbia Lawyers of Queens County, Catholic Lawyers of Queens County and the Marine Corps League.
Judge Lisa was raised in Queens, New York, and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from St. John’s University. He earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s School of Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Brooklyn Law School.
- New York
- John’s School of Law
- Juris Doctor
- Brooklyn Law School
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- John’s University
- Bachelor of Business Administration
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Justinian Society of Jurists
- American Judges Association
- Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
- Board of Judges of the Civil Court of the City of New York
- Catholic Lawyers of Queens County
- Columbia Lawyers of Queens County
- Former Adjunct Professor of Political Science, City University of New York
- Marine Corps League
- Permanent Member, Scientific Community of the San Marino Scientific Conference, Republic of San Marino
- Queens County Bar Association