Hon. Myrna Socorro was elected in November 2016 to Bronx Civil Court, with
assignment in January 2017 to Bronx Criminal Court. Then in January 2019 Judge
Socorro was assigned to Bronx Civil Court. In January 2020, Judge Socorro was
appointed as the Supervising Judge of Bronx County Civil Court and continues to serve
in that capacity. On Election Day 2022, Judge Socorro was elected as a Justice of the
Supreme Court 12th Judicial District, with assignment in January 2023 to Bronx Supreme Court, Civil Term.
Judge Socorro is the youngest of 3 daughters born to Anibal and Dolores
Socorro. Judge Socorro was humbly raised by her parents in the McKinley Projects in
the Morrisiana area of the Bronx and then, Stevenson Commons located in the
Soundview area of the Bronx. Her education was all based in Bronx County from
kindergarten through college, as she attended and graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul
Elementary School (Class of 1977), Aquinas High School (Class of 1981), Manhattan
College (Class of 1985). For law school, Judge Socorro attended Pace University Law
School (Class of 2002) in White Plains, New York.
While in college and law school, Judge Socorro was employed at a Bronx based law
firm as an office manager/paralegal. After her admission to the bar in 2004, she was
made partner at that same Bronx based law firm, which eventually became known as
Codelia & Socorro, P.C. Upon the unexpected death of her law partner in 2009, she
became the sole principal of the firm, which continued its work in general practice. The
firm continued to serve the Bronx community until the closing of the firm in 2016 after
Judge Socorro being elected to Civil Court. Judge Socorro worked at the firm for over
Judge Socorro’s parents are deceased, and her time is spent with family, which
include her sisters, Ana and Alice, and her nieces, Ana, Susan and Casey, and friends.