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Ira Jerry Raab, American lawyer, judge. Bar: New York 1958, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1960, United States Supreme Court 1967, United States Tax Court 1976, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1977; notary public, Florida, 2006.


Raab, Ira Jerry was born on June 20, 1935 in New York City. Son of Benjamin and Fannie (Kirschner) Raab.


Bachelor of Business Administration, City College of New York, 1955. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1957. Master of Public Administration, New York University, 1959.

Postgraduate, New York University. Master of Science in Public Administration, Long Island University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1990.


Private practice, Woodmere, New York, 1958-1996, 2003—2005, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2005. Agent Westchester County Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children, White Plains, 1958. Counsel Department Correction City of New York, 1959, trial commissioner Department Correction, 1976, assistant Corporate Counsel Tort division New York City Law Department, 1963-1970.

Staff counsel Small Business Administration, New York City, 1961-1963. Counsel Investigation Committee on Willowbrook State School, Boro Hall, Staten Island, 1970. General counsel Richmond County Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1970-1981.

Pro bono counsel New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, 1974-1981. Representative to United Nations International Criminal Court, 1977-1978. Arbitrator Small Claims Court Day Courts, New York City, 1970-1996.

Arbitrator Long Island Better Business Bureau, 1976-1993, Nassau County District Court, 1978-1993, since 2003, arbitrator Small Claims Court, 1978-1996. Special master New York County Supreme Court, 1977-1996. Judge Parking Violations Bureau, New York City, 1991-1993.

Arbitrator, since 2003. Hearing official Nassau County Supreme Court, 1982—1996, since 2003. Small claims arbitrator New York City Civil Court, 1970-1996.

Arbitrator United States District Court (eastern district) New York, 1986-1996, since 2003. Lecturer community and educational organizations. Instructor paralegal course Lawrence School District, New York, 1982-1984.

Law professor Briarcliff College, Bethpage, New York, 1997. Arbitrator National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc., since 2003, National Association of Securities Dealers, 2003-2006. Criminal justice professor Keiser University, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2007.


Chairman Businessmen's Luncheon Club, Wall St. Synagogue, 1968-1979. Executive secretary Community Mediation Center, Suffolk County, 1978-1980, executive vice president, 1980-1981. Vice chairman Woodmere Inc., Committee, 1980-1981.

Member advisory board Nassau Expressway Committee, 1979-1980. Board directors Woodmere Merchants Association, 1979-1980, vice president, 1979-1983, chairman, 1984-1993. Secretary Congregation Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, 1992-2002.

Candidate for district court judge Nassau County, 1987, 88, 89, 91, 93, 94, 96. Candidate for supreme court justice Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 1995, 98. Elected judge Nassau County District Court, 1997-1999.

Candidate for county court, Nassau County, 1997. Elected presiding judge district court, 1999-2000. Elected justice Nassau County Supreme Court, 2000-2003.

Arbitrator National Arbitration and Mediation Inc., since 2003. Board directors Estates at Baywinds Neighborhood Association, West Palm Beach, since 2003;08 chair criminal justice advisory board City West Palm Beach, since 2007, member comprehensive plan committee, since 2007, chair City Green Task Force, since 2008. Member American Bar Association (chairman courts and community committee 1988-1993, executive committee judicial administration division lawyers conference 1989-1995), American Judges Association (representative to United Nations 2000-2003, board governors 1973-1978, 82-88, 89-96, 97-2003, national treasurer 1978-1982, chairman civil court operations committee 1975-1976, chairman educational film committee 1974-1977, editorial board Court Review magazine 1975-1979, 82-86, chairman speakers bureau committee 1976-1977, chairman legislation committee 1983-1995, chairman resolutions committee 1995-1998, 2000-2002, chairman judicial concerns committee 1997-1999, historian 1988-2006, William H. Burnett award 1983), American Judges Foundation (president 1977-1979, chairman board trustees 1979-1983, treasurer 1974-1975, 76-77, trustee 1983-1997, 2000-2006), Americans for Legal Reform (board directors), Association Arbitrators of Civil Court City of New York (past president), New York State Bar Association (secretary district, city, town and village courts committee), Nassau County Bar Association (criminal courts committee, matrimonial and family court committee, court committee, ethics committee, Supreme Court committee), Professional Group Legal Service Association (past president), International Association Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (committee to draft International Bill of Rights to Privacy 1982, council 1981-1995, board governors 1984-1995), advisory board community dispute center 1979-1981), Knights of Pythias (past chancellor Commander).


Married Regina Schneider, June 4, 1957 (divorced 1978). Children: Michael, Shelley. Married Katie Rachel McKeever, June 30, 1979 (divorced 1991).

Children: Julie, Jennifer, Joseph. Married Gloria Silverman, November 7, 1996. Children: Jill, Todd, John.