Honorable Paul G. Feinman
The first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve on New York’s highest court, Judge Paul Feinman was sworn in on June 21, 2017, during Gay Pride Month. He was first elected as a judge in 1996 to the New York City Civil Court and then later served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court and also the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division.
Judge Feinman was a Past President of International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges (2008-2011) and served on our Board of Directors for many years. He will be remembered for his kindness, his humility, his brilliant legal mind, and being a sometimes beleaguered NY Mets fan.