New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation

Hon. Jeremy S. Weinstein (Ret.)


Jeremy S. Weinstein was born in New York City.  He is a graduate of Jamaica High School, York College of the City University of New York (where he was elected the first president of the school’s student body), and Brooklyn Law School.  He was admitted to the New York State Bar in March 1975.

Judge Weinstein served in 1975 and 1976 as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York.  From 1976 until his election to the State Senate, he was an Associate Counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly.  He has been a member of his local community planning board in Queens and a member of many civic, fraternal and religious organizations.  He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at York College of the City University of New York. 

In November 1978, Jeremy Weinstein was elected a member of the New York State Senate.  He served in the Senate from 1979 to 1992.  In 1985, Senator Weinstein was appointed the Assistant Minority Whip, and in 1986 he was elevated to the position of Minority Whip. In 1991, he was further promoted to Assistant Minority Leader - Floor Operations. During his 14 years in the New York State Senate, then Senator Weinstein served on the Judiciary Committee, the Codes Committee, the Banking Committee, and the Crime and Corrections Committee.  Senator Weinstein served as ranking member of the Crime and Corrections Committee and Chair of the Senate Democratic Task Force on Crime and sponsored numerous bills dealing with parole, probation, civil practice and the judiciary.

Judge Weinstein maintained a private practice of law until his election in 1993 as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York.  In January 1997, Judge Weinstein was appointed an Acting Supreme Court Justice, and the Supervising Judge of the Queens Civil Court.  In November 1999, Judge Weinstein was elected a Justice of Queens Supreme Court.

In March 2007, Judge Weinstein was appointed as the Administrative Judge of Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term.  From January 2008 through March 2009, he was also appointed Acting Administrative Judge of Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term, along with his duties in Civil Term.  In March 2009, he was appointed Administrative Judge for Civil Matters in the Eleventh Judicial District.

Judge Weinstein is currently a Neutral with National Arbitration and Mediation. Judge Weinstein is an appointee of the President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate.