Hon. Karla Moskowitz


Hon. Karla Moskowitz is an arbitrator and mediator with NAM. Until 2017, she was an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department. She became a judge in 1982, presiding in numerous courts, including the Commercial Division and the Medical Malpractice Part of the Supreme Court. She co-chaired numerous NYWBA committees and was the founder and Chair of the Referral Service. A breast cancer survivor, she was a Founder and past Co-President of JALBCA and is a member of its Board of Directors. She also served as President of both the New York State Association of Women Judges and the National Association of Women Judges. She received her B.A. cum laude from Alfred University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Among her many awards are the Edith I. Spivak Award from NYCLA’s Women’s Rights Committee, WBASNY’s Joan L. Ellenbogen Founder’s Award, NYWBA’s Award of Special Recognition, and the Women of Valor Award from the Women’s Medical Association of New York City. In 2018, Justice Moskowitz was appointed a Special Master of the First Department’s pre-argument mediation program. She also is an active member of NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. She is a frequent panelist on commercial litigation, dispute resolution, and promotion of women in the law. She and her husband, retired attorney Marvin Moskowitz, have two children and four grandchildren.