Hon Cheryl Chambers

Cheryl E. Chambers

Cheryl E. Chambers is an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.  She was first appointed to the Appellate Division by Governor Eliot Spitzer on February 4, 2008.

Justice Chambers has served on the bench for 20 years.  She was elected to the Civil court of the City New York in November 1994.  She sat in both the Criminal Court and the Civil Court in New York County.  She was elected to the New York Supreme Court in November 1998, and was re-elected in November 2012.  Governor Andrew Cuomo reappointed her to the Appellate Division in November 2012.

Justice Chambers began her career in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in 1985, where she was Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, after serving as a Deputy Chief in the Trial Division and as an assistant district attorney in the Trial and Appeals Bureaus.  During her tenure at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, she served as an instructor in the Criminal Trial Advocacy Program and in the New York County Lawyer's national Institute of Trial Advocacy Program.

Justice Chambers has held leadership positions in a number of professional associations including the New York State Bar Association, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, Judicial Friends and the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York.

On the lighter side, Cheryl enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading on the beach and watching Law & Order marathons.  Her favorite movie is The Thomas Crown Affair.