Sandra J. Feuerstein

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Sandra Jeanne Feuerstein
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Assumed office
January 21, 2015
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
September 22, 2003 – January 21, 2015
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas Collier Platt Jr.
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 70–71)
New York City, New York
Education University of Vermont B.S.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D.

Sandra Jeanne Feuerstein (born 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born in New York City, New York, Feuerstein received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in 1966 and a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1979.[1] She was a teacher in the New York Public School System from 1966 to 1971. She was a law clerk in the New York Supreme Court Law Department from 1980 to 1985, and to Judge Leo H. McGinity, New York State Appellate Division, from 1985 to 1987. She was a judge on the Nassau County District Court from 1987 to 1994. She then served as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court Tenth Judicial District from 1994 to 1999, and as an Associate justice of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Judicial Department from 1999 to 2003.

Federal judicial service[edit]

She was nominated to the federal bench by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Thomas Collier Platt Jr., confirmed by the United States Senate on September 17, 2003, and received her commission on September 22, 2003. She assumed senior status on January 21, 2015.

Personal[edit]

She is the daughter of Judge Annette Elstein. Judge Feuerstein and Judge Elstein are believed to be the first Mother-Daughter judges in United States history.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Collier Platt Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
2003–2015
Vacant