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Richard Leonard Weingarten

Richard Leonard Weingarten, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1952, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1955.


  • Weingarten, Richard Leonard was born on March 28, 1929 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth L. (Greenfield) Weingarten.

  • Education

    • Student, City College of New York, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, St. John's University, 1952.


    • Associate Root Ballantine Harlan Bushby Palmer & Wood, New York City, 1952, Cravath Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1954-1956, Wittenberg Carrington & Farnsworth, New York City, 1956-1958, Law Offices of Rubin Cohen, New York City, 1958-1966. Partner, proprietor Gerwin, Ehrenclou, Kessler & Weingarten, 1966-1969, Gerwin & Ehrenclou, New York City, 1969-1975, Weingarten, Madden & Levine, Professional Corporation, New York City, 1977-1985, Weingarten & Weingarten, White Plains, New York, 1986-1991. City judge City Court of Yonkers, 1992.

      Executive director, general counsel Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, since 1994. Adjunct professor School Community Health and Health Administration, Long Island University, Brooklyn and Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1969-1994. Arbitrator American Automobile Association, New York City, New York Stock Exchange, White Plains, New York, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1952, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1955.


    • Associate editor St. John's University Law Review, 1950-1952.


    Chairman Worcester County Democratic Party, White Plains, 1985-1989. Member executive committee New York State Democratic Party, Albany, 1988-1991. Trial commissioner City of Yonkers, 1976-1982.

    1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1954. Member Westchester County Bar Association, Yonkers Law Association.



    Swimming, fishing, wine tasting.


    • Married Rita Schlafrock, June 16, 1951. Children: Steven B., Mark P., Robert B.
    • father: Samuel Weingarten
    • mother: Elizabeth L. (Greenfield) Weingarten
    • spouse: Rita Schlafrock
    • children: Steven B. Weingarten
    • Mark P. Weingarten
    • Robert B. Weingarten
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    Born March 28, 1929