Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler (Ret.) joins JAMS with 28 years of experience on the bench serving New York State with excellence. During her career, in recognition of her work ethic and ability, four chief administrative judges appointed her to positions with diverse responsibilities. She served as chief of policy and planning for the New York State Unified Court System. Prior to this, she served as the administrative judge for civil matters in New York County and as an associate justice of the Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, First Department.
During Justice Heitler’s lengthy terms on the bench, she handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law. Justice Heitler’s career has spanned the full breadth of matrimonial, administrative, appellate, criminal and civil matters involving asbestos mass tort cases, personal injury, commercial and residential landlord/tenant, business/commercial, insurance coverage disputes, as well as special proceedings. Her expansive experience also includes medical malpractice, dental malpractice, legal malpractice, property damage, sexual harassment and contract claims.