PHOTO: Kew Gardens Hills resident and Queens College adjunct professor David Kirschner has been appointed to the Civil Court bench. File Photo
By Michael V. Cusenza
Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Kew Gardens Hills resident David Kirschner to Civil Court.
Prior to his position as a principal court attorney in the Bronx, Judge Kirschner served in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office for 17 years as an assistant district attorney in the Investigations Bureau, and in the Investigations Division, Rackets Bureau, according to the administration.
“With his wealth of experience as a private practitioner, professor and principal court attorney with the Supreme Court in Bronx County, I am certain that Judge Kirschner will decide the law fairly, honestly and justly for all New Yorkers,” de Blasio said.
Kirschner is an assistant adjunct professor of business law at Queens College and Touro College. He also worked as a private litigation associate with the law firm Speyer & Perlberg, and as a solo practitioner until returning to the Bronx DA’s Office.
A member of the Association of Arbitrators, the Brandeis Association, and the Bronx County Bar Association, Kirschner received his bachelor of science from Florida State University in 1985 and his juris doctorate degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989.
De Blasio said that Kirschner will serve as an interim Civil Court judge and sit in Criminal Court.