PAUL G. FEINMAN was elected a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 2007. He previously served as a Justice of that court by designation (2004 - 2007), and as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York (1997 - 2003). Justice Feinman has served on the statewide Jury Trial Innovation Project, the Judicial Institute's Civil Law Advisory Committee, the New York County Supreme Court's Anti-Bias and Tort Adivsory Committees.
Prior to being elected to the bench, Justice Feinman served as principal law clerk to Justice Angela M. Mazzarelli (1989 - 1996), as a senior staff attorney of the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Manhattan (1987 - 1989) and as a staff attorney of the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, Appeals Bureau (1985 - 1987).
Throughout Justice Feinman's career, he has been active in numerous judicial and professional associations, including the New York State Bar Association where he currently serves as the Presiding Member of the Judical Section Executive Committee. He is also currently Recording Secretary of the Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, the Treasurer of the Board of Justices of the First Judicial District, and the President of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges.
Justice Feinman received his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1981 and his J.D. From the University of Minnesota Law School in 1985. He has also studied at the Université de Paris and the Université de Lyon in France.