Two Greek American Women Pursuing Judgeship

Two Greek American Women Pursuing Judgeship

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Two Greek-American women pursue court judges during the eminent elections of the 8th of November.  Carmen St. George (Markakis) is taking part in the elections for Nassau County District Court Judge and Kate Christoforatos has just announced her candidacy for Justice of the Supreme Court, Queens County.

Kate earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Fordham University and was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law graduating in the top 1% of her class. Kate has been serving the Queens Community as an attorney for 27 years. She has extensive experience in the areas of Family Law, Elder Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Trusts & Estates. Kate is a Partner in the Law Offices of Kulakis & Christoforatos, Esqs. located in Astoria, New York.

Kate was admitted to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. She serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Lawyers Association and is a past President. Kate is a member of the Queens County Bar Association, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has been rated “Qualified” by the Queens County Bar Association and “Approved” by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as a Judicial Candidate.

Moreover, Carmen St. George (Markakis) is a substantial part of the Hellenic Lawyers Association. Her experience includes: six and a half years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting over fifty trials, including numerous felony and misdemeanor jury trials for the Queens County District Attorney’s office and seven and a half years as a trial attorney with the Manhattan law firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP, focusing on asbestos related cases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. St. George graduated cum laude from St. John’s University and earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School.