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Nicholas A. Clemente J.D., LL.M. (2 February 1929 - 4 May 2009) was a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court where he served for over 25 years, mainly in Brooklyn. He was also a professor, Judicial Hearing Officer and novelist. In 2005, he retired from the bench, after a brief tenure in Sullivan County, New York. He presided over a wide range of civil and criminal matters and became known for his expertise in medical malpractice cases.
Education and other activities
Clemente earned his undergraduate degree in English and History from New York University, his J.D. from St. John's University and his Ll.M. from New York University School of Law, which he attended on the GI Bill after having served as a legal officer during the Korean War, in the 101st Airborne Division.
Many of his legal opinions have been published in both the New York Official Reports Service and the New York Law Journal. His experiences as an attorney and judge serve as inspiration for his novels.
- Pawns of Justice
- Broken Gavel
- "Obituaries: Justice Nicholas A. Clemente J.D., LL.M., Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Judicial Hearing Officer,Professor, Novelist". Sullivan County Democrat. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
- New York Official Reports Service
- Honorable Justice Nicholas A. Clemente
- NY times Article: Jury Rules Against Hospital For Negligent Care of Baby NY Times, March 23, 1996
- MILLS BRIEFS FRONTIER EMPLOYEES ON COMPANY’S STATUS New York State Insurance Department, August 29, 2005
- Construction of Pittsford School focus of petitioner's N.Y.