|Richard T. Andrias|
|Associate Justice of the First Judicial Department|
|Appointed by||George Pataki|
|Justice on the New York Supreme Court|
|Judge on the New York City Criminal Court|
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College
London School of Economics
Columbia Law School
Richard T. Andrias is an Associate Justice of the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department.
Early life and education
He served in Vietnam as an Army Intelligence Officer with the First Air Cavalry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal
Prior to joining the bench, he was a trial lawyer for the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division and in private practice, doing primarily corporate and commercial litigation. He subsequently served on the New York City Criminal Court from 1983 to 1987. He was a New York Supreme Court Justice, from 1987 to 1996. He was designated as a Justice for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department in 1996 by Governor George Pataki.
He teaches trial practice at Pace Law School