Mount Vernon Resident Confirmed by NYS Senate as a Court of Claims Judge
ALBANY, NY -- Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced today that Adrian Armstrong of the City of Mt. Vernon has been confirmed by the State Senate as a Judge for the NYS Court of Claims. “I am proud that Westchester resident Adrian Armstrong was confirmed by the full NYS Senate, under my leadership. I congratulate Mr. Armstrong and I wish him well as a Judge for the Court of Claims,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. Armstrong has been a Judge for Mt. Vernon City Court since 2015, where he arraigned felonies and handled misdemeanors and lesser offenses as well as civil lawsuits of up to $15,000. Judge Armstrong runs an adolescent diversion part “problem solving court” for 16 and 17 year olds with certain offenses, incorporating cross-agency off-the-record conferencing, rescue coordination and supportive services, and progress monitoring. The court has made an immeasurable difference in the lives of the young people who have appeared before it. Prior to that, he served as Principal Law Clerk to NYS Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills and as Senior Court Attorney to Judge Mills in New York City Civil Court. He also served as a Mt. Vernon City School District trustee from 2007-2010. Armstrong has taken a vested interest in the lives of the young people in the communities he serves. In addition to his involvement in Mt. Vernon, while a Bronx resident, he founded an organization called Varsity Sports that he funded himself. It gave any child who wanted an opportunity to play basketball a chance to play the game they loved. Armstrong received his Juris Doctorate from Pace University Law School and his Bachelor of Science from Longwood University. He is a member of the Metropolitan Bar Association, the Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County, the Mount Vernon Bar Association, and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State. Armstrong is currently an Adjunct Professor at both Pace University and Monroe College where he teaches courses on business law, political science, and criminal justice.