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Kathie Davidson

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Kathie Davidson
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Current Court Information:
Westchester County Family Court, New York
Position:   Family Court Judge; Supervising Judge; Acting Justice
Alternative court:   New York Supreme Court 9th Judicial District
Active:   2004-2023
Past position:   Deputy Attorney, Westchester County
Personal History
Party:   Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence
Undergraduate:   Simmons College
Law School:   Howard University School of Law
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  Westchester County Family Court
Position:  Seat 1
State:  New York
Election information 2013:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/5/2013
Election vote:  100.0%ApprovedA

Kathie Davidson is a judge for the Westchester County Family Court in New York. She has served in this position since January 5, 2004, following her election on November 4, 2003. She has also served as the Supervising Judge of the Family Courts of New York's 9th Judicial District (Westchester County) since 2004. Additionally, she is an acting justice of the Supreme Court 9th Judicial District.[1][2] Davidson was re-elected to the Westchester County Family Court on November 5, 2013 for a term expiring in 2023.[3][4]

2013 election

Davidson ran for re-election to the Westchester County Family Court.

General: She won without opposition in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3][4]

See also: New York judicial elections, 2013


Davidson received her B.A. degree from Simmons College and her J.D. degree from the Howard University School of Law.[1][2]


Davidson has worked as a hearing officer for the New York City Board of Education, a law guardian for the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division, an investigative attorney for the State Education Department and a sole practitioner with an emphasis in family law. Prior to her judicial election, she worked as a Deputy County Attorney for the Westchester County Law Department. She joined the Family Court in 2004 and became the Supervising Judge in 2007.[1][2]

Awards and associations


  • The Coalition for Mutual Respect, The Yitzhak Rabin Peacemaker Award, October 10, 2012
  • Family Ties of Westchester, Champion of Children Award, October 25, 2012
  • African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester & Rockland Counties, “10 Influential Blacks in Business in Westchester and Rockland Counties,” June 14, 2012
  • Westchester County African American Advisor Board, “The Dr. Betty Shabazz Preserving Our Legacy Black History Month Trailblazer Award,” February 16, 2011
  • Pace University School of Law “Pioneer of Justice and Equality for Women and the Law Award,” March 20, 2010
  • Westchester Black Bar Association “Distinguished Achievement Award, “ May 10, 2007
  • GED Program “Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award,” June 23, 2005
  • The New Rochelle Community Action Program, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Drum Major Award,” January 17, 2005
  • Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle, Attorney of the Year 2005
  • Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church Women’s Ministry Council “the Harriet Tubman Legacy Award,” March 14, 2004
  • Westchester Black Women Political Caucus, Inc., “Award,” February 15, 2004[2]


  • Member, Westchester County Domestic Violence Council
  • Member, Law Guardian Panel Advisory Committee for the Ninth Judicial District[1]
  • Attorney’s for Children Advisory Committee for the Second Department
  • Trustee for the Board of Governors, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester
  • Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County
  • Westchester County Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Westchester County Domestic Violence Council
  • New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
  • Franklin H. Williams Commission
  • National Association of Family Court Judges
  • New York State Family Court Judges Association
  • Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee[2]

See also

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