Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres (Ret.) served as a Justice of the Supreme Court in Kings County, New York, where -- after initially sitting both as a criminal and civil trial judge -- he was placed in charge of the court's entire inventory of trial-ready civil cases. In that position, he was responsible for managing one of the largest and most diverse caseloads in the United States. One of his primary responsibilities involved resolving cases through mediation, and he is credited with more than 15,000 settlements across the entire spectrum of civil cases. Added to his inventory were cases from the court’s specialized parts, including all of the cases against the City of New York, the New York City Transit Authority, and all of the medical malpractice cases against the New York City Health and Hospital’s Corporation. On the bench, his ability to resolve cases through mediation eliminated the court’s backlog of cases. At retirement, he was acknowledged to be one of the most successful judges in New York State, recognized both for his knowledge of the law and even-handedness, as well as his unique ability to distill complex problems to their essence through a practical, common-sense approach to mediation. Currently one of the most in-demand mediators nationally, Justice Hurkin-Torres is available to mediate or arbitrate every type of civil litigation, worldwide. Read more...
- J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, NY, 1991
- B.A., St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, 1987
- Personal Injury/Torts
- Professional Liability
- Real Property