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Robert Sherlock Smith

Robert Sherlock Smith, American state appeals court judge. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (vice chair committee court administration 2001-2004), Association Bar City New York (committee federal legislation 1981-1984, committee on judiciary 1984-1987, committee on bicentennial of the United States Constitution 1988-1991), Federalist Society New York (president lawyers chapter 1994-2003).

Background

  • Smith, Robert Sherlock was born on August 31, 1944 in New York City. Son of Robert and Janet W. (Welt) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with great distinction, Stanford University, 1965. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Columbia University, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1968-1976, partner, 1976—2003. Individual practitioner, special counsel Kornstein, Veisz, Wexler & Pollard, 2003—2004. Associate judge New York State Court Appeals, since 2004.

      Visiting professor Columbia Law School, New York City, 1980-1981, lecturer law, 1981-1990. Adjunct Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1968, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1969, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1977, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1970, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1986, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1989, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1995, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia and 8th circuits) 1997, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1999, United States Tax Court 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.

    Works

    • Editor-in-chief Columbia Law Review.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Reformed Church

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (vice chair committee court administration 2001-2004), Association Bar City New York (committee federal legislation 1981-1984, committee on judiciary 1984-1987, committee on bicentennial of the United States Constitution 1988-1991), Federalist Society New York (president lawyers chapter 1994-2003).

    Connections

    • Married Dian Goldston Smith, August 31, 1969. Children: Benjamin Eli, Emlen Matthew, Rosemary Friedman.
    • father: Robert Smith
    • mother: Janet W. (Welt) Smith
    • spouse: Dian Goldston Smith
    • children: Benjamin Eli Smith
    • Emlen Matthew Smith
    • Rosemary Friedman Smith
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    Born August 31, 1944
    (age 73)
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