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Judah Gribetz, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Department Housing and Urban Development, 1968, New York City Corporation Counsel, 1992.


Gribetz, Judah was born on April 1, 1929 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Ida (Heller) Gribetz.


AB, Columbia University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1952. Master of Laws, New York University, 1962.


Worked at Richards & O'Neil, LLP (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1956, New York. Deputy Commissioner, 1962-1965, Commissioner, 1965, Department of Buildings, City of New York.

Regional Administrator, Region I, United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1966-1969. Deputy Mayor for Governmental Relations, City of New York, 1974.

Counsel to the Governor of the State of New York, 1975-1978. Chairperson, The Committee on Judicial and United States Attorney Appointments of United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1990—. Member, Law Revision Commission of the State of New York, 1979-1989.

Trustee, City University of New York, 1980-1989. Member, New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, 1982-1986. Member, New York City Charter Revision Commission, 1987-1989.

Member, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, 1984-1989. Member: Association of the Bar of The City of New York (Vice President, 1981-1982. Chairman, Committee on Law Firm Management, 1977-1989).

New York State and American Bar Associations. Richards & O'Neil, LLP is a law firm with a general practice in business and finance law, litigation, labor and employment law, real estate, taxation, entertainment and intellectual property law and estate planning and administration. The firm has approximately 80 lawyers, of whom 28 are partners.


Trustee City University of New York, 1980-1989, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, since 1980, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust: Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City, since 1996. Member Law Revision Commission State of New York, Albany, 1979-1989. Member New York City Charter Revision Commission, New York City, 1987-1989.

Member departmental disciplinary committee First Judicial Department, New York City, 1984-1989. Member New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, New York City, 1982-1986. Member Mayor's Committee on the Judiciary, New York City, 1980-1983.

President Hebrew Free Loan Society, New York City, since 1995, Jewish Community Relations Council, New York City, 1992-1995. Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Navy, 1952-1955. Member Association Bar City New York (vice president 1980-1982).


Married Jessica Shapiro, December 28, 1952. Children: Sidney, Marion, Sarah.