YONKERS CITY COURT
Judge Elena Goldberg Velazquez was elected to Yonkers City Court on November 5, 2019. Prior to being elected to the Bench, Judge Goldberg Velazquez worked at the New York State
Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Department (“Appellate Division”) for nearly a decade. Prior to working at the Appellate Division, Judge Goldberg Velazquez worked at private law firms handling primarily civil matters.
Judge Goldberg Velazquez is an active member of the community she resides in having founded and served as president of her local neighborhood association, the Tuckloc Neighborhood Association. Additionally, Judge Goldberg Velazquez is active in the legal community having served as the President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association (“PRBA”), Treasurer of the PRBA, Chair of the Women’s Committee and Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. Judge Goldberg Velazquez is on the Board of Visitors of her law school alma alma mater , CUNY School of Law. Judge Goldberg Velazquez is presently a member of the Latino Judges’ Association, New York State Bar Association and the Yonkers Lawyers Association.
Judge Goldberg Velazquez had been published in the New York Law Journal and has been a speaker at Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) classes on appellate matters. Further, Judge Goldberg Velazquez has been a panel speaker on numerous Bar Association panels throughout her career. Over the years Judge Goldberg Velazquez has received numerous awards for her commitment to the community.
Judge Goldberg Velazquez is a graduate of CUNY School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the New York City Law Review. Judge Goldberg Velazquez earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Syracuse University where she graduated Pi Sigma Alpha. While at Syracuse Judge Goldberg Velazquez was on the Dean’s List, a member of the nationally ranked Mock Trial Team.
Judge Goldberg Velazquez resides in Yonkers with her husband, two young daughters (Victoria and Charlotte) and the family dog, Ziggy.