Susan Phillips Read

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Susan P. Read
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
In office
2003 – August 24, 2015
Appointed by Governor George Pataki
Preceded by Howard A. Levine
Succeeded by Michael J. Garcia
Presiding Judge of the New York Court of Claims
In office
1999–2003
Appointed by Governor George Pataki
Judge on the New York Court of Claims
In office
1998–1999
Appointed by Governor George Pataki
Deputy Counsel to Governor George Pataki
In office
1995–1998
Personal details
Born (1947-06-27) June 27, 1947 (age 69)
Gallipolis, Ohio
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Chicago Law School

Susan Phillips Read (born June 27, 1947)[1] is a former judge on New York State's Court of Appeals, having been appointed by Republican Governor George Pataki in 2003 for a 14-year term.[2][3][4] Her selection made the appointive high court the first in the United States to comprise a majority of women.[5] She resigned from the bench effective August 24, 2015.[6]

Background[edit]

A native of Gallipolis, Ohio, Read is an alumna of Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago Law School, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the former in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from the latter in 1972.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Upon graduation, she took a position as a legal intern on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. In 1974, she became assistant counsel for the State University of New York, continuing in that capacity until 1977.

In 1995, Read became Deputy Counsel to Governor Pataki. She was appointed by Pataki and confirmed to an unexpired term as a judge of the New York Court of Claims on April 30, 1998, and for a full term on June 2, 1999. In 1999, she was designated as Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims. Her selection for a 14-year term to New York State's Court of Appeals, also by Governor Pataki, was confirmed by the New York State Senate in 2003.

In June 2015, Read tendered her resignation from the Court of Appeals, effective on August 24, 2015.[6]

In March 2016, it was announced that Read joined the law firm Greenberg Traurig as of counsel. [7]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Howard A. Levine
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
2003–2015
Succeeded by
Michael J. Garcia