Sandra J. Feuerstein

Sandra J. Feuerstein
Judge on United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Assumed office
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas E. Platt, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 67–68)
New York City, New York

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

Born in New York, New York, Feuerstein received a B.S. from the University of Vermont in 1966 and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 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 the Hon. 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.

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

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]


External links

  • Federal Judicial Center.
  • Numerical Breakdown
  • Feuerstein Profile on Judgepedia

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