Log In

Charles D. Breitel Edit Profile

judge , Lawyer

Charles D. Breitel, American lawyer, judge. Bar: New York 1933.


Breitel, Charles D. was born on December 12, 1908 in New York City. Son of Herman L. and Regina D. (Zuckerberg) Breitel.


Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1932. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Columbia University, 1978.

Doctor of Laws, Long Island University, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Yeshiva University, 1974. Doctor of Laws, New York Law School, 1975.

Doctor of Laws, Siena College, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union, 1979. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Union University, 1986.


Associate, Moers & Rosenschein, 1933; associate, Engelhard, Pollak, Pitcher, Stern & Clarke, 1934-1935; deputy assistant district attorney, staff, Thomas E. Dewey, 1935-1937; deputy assistant district attorney for special rackets investigations, 1938-1941; chief, Indictment Bureau, 1941; associate with, Dewey private law practice, 1942; counsel to, Governor Dewey, 1943-1950; appointed justice, State Supreme Court, 1950; associate justice, Appellate Division, First Department, 1952-1966; judge, Court Appeals State New York, 1967-1973; chief judge, Court Appeals State New York, 1974-1978; of counsel, Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, New York City, 1978-1985. Adjunct Professor Columbia School Law, 1963-1969. Also member board visitors.

Member President's Commision on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1965-1967. Member Federal Commision on International Rules Judicial Procedure, 1958-1966, New York State Post War Public Works Planning Commission, 1943-1945, Joint Legislation Committee onInterstate Cooperation (administrator), 1946, Gov's Committee on State Ednl. Program, 1945-1947, Commission Municipal Revenues and Reduction of Taxes, 1945-1946.

Member administrative tribunal Inter-American Development Bank, 1982-1988. Member judicial panel Center Public Resources, from 1982.


  • Bar: New York 1933.


Member executive committee New York chapter American Jewish Committee, also member national board governors. Chairman 20th Century Fund Task Force, 1979. Fellow American Society Arts and Sciences, American Bar Foundation (honorary).

Member American Law Institute, Institute Judicial Administration, Association Bar City New York (past vice president), New York County Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association Clubs: Century (New York City). Lodges: B'nai B'rith.


Son of Herman L. and Regina D. (Zuckerberg) B. M. Jeanne S. Hollander, April 9, 1927. Children: Eleanor Breitel Alter, Sharon H. (deceased), Vivian H.

Herman L. Breitel

Regina D. (Zuckerberg) Breitel

Jeanne S. Hollander

Vivian H. Breitel

Sharon H. Breitel (deceased)

Eleanor Breitel Alter Breitel