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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||01/19/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Arthur Spatt|
|Past post:||New York State Unified Court System|
|Home State:||Staten Island, NY|
|Bachelors:||Fordham College, B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||New York U. Law, J.D., 1971|
Eric Nicholas Vitaliano is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. At the time of appointment, he was a judge for the New York State Unified Court System.
Early life and education
Born in Staten Island, New York, Vitaliano graduated from Fordham College in Rosehill, New York with his Bachelor's degree in 1968 and later from New York University School of Law with his J.D. Degree in 1971.
Vitaliano was a law clerk for Federal District Judge, Mark Costantino, for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York from 1971 to 1972. Vitaliano was a private practice attorney in New York from 1972 to 1979, and again from 1981 to 1985 and from 1999 to 2001. Vitaliano served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman John M. Murphy from 1979 to 1981 and served as a Member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, Vitaliano was a Judge in the New York State Unified Court System.
Eastern District of New York
Vitaliano was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by George W. Bush on October 6, 2005 to a seat vacated by Arthur Spatt. Vitaliano was confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on January 19, 2006.
- List of active judges on the Eastern District of New York's website
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Vitaliano
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of New York
Chief Judge: Carol Amon • Joseph Bianco • Brian Cogan • Sandra Feuerstein • Nicholas Garaufis • John Gleeson • Dora Irizarry • Kiyo Matsumoto • Roslynn Mauskopf • Joanna Seybert • Sandra Townes • Eric Vitaliano • William Kuntz • Margo Brodie • Pamela Ki Mai Chen
|Magistrate judges||Steven Gold • Joan Azrack • Lois Bloom • E. Thomas Boyle • Marilyn Go • Robert Levy • Arlene Lindsay • Roanne Mann • James Orenstein • Viktor Pohorelsky • Cheryl Pollak • Ramon Reyes, Jr. • A. Kathleen Tomlinson • William Wall • Vera Scanlon •|
|Former Article III judges||
Charles Sifton • David Trager • Frank Altimari • Charles Linnaeus Benedict • Joseph McLaughlin • Reena Raggi • George Pratt • Asa Wentworth Tenney • Edward Beers Thomas • Thomas Chatfield • Van Vechten Veeder • Edwin Louis Garvin • Marcus Beach Campbell • Robert Alexander Inch • Grover Moscowitz • Mortimer Byers • Clarence Galston • Matthew Abruzzo • John Bartels • Frederic Block • Henry Bramwell • Walter Bruchhausen • Mark Costantino • John Dooling • Orrin Judd • Harold Kennedy • Jacob Mishler • Edward Neaher • Eugene Nickerson • Leo Rayfiel • George Rosling • Anthony Travia • Joseph Zavatt •
|Former Chief judges|