Attorney General James’ Statement on Nomination of Hon. Rowan D. Wilson to Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement on the nominations of the Honorable Rowan D. Wilson as Chief Judge and Caitlin J. Halligan as Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, and Judge Joseph Zayas as Chief Administrative Judge:

“I commend Governor Hochul on the selection of Judge Rowan D. Wilson to serve as Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and congratulate Judge Wilson on this tremendous accomplishment. Throughout his tenure as an Associate Judge, Judge Wilson has ruled with integrity and in consistent defense of New Yorkers’ rights. As the first Black Chief Judge of our state’s highest court, Judge Wilson will bring valuable perspective and years of experience to this most critical role. I am also proud to congratulate former New York State Solicitor General Caitlin J. Halligan on her anticipated nomination to succeed Judge Wilson as an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals and Judge Joseph Zayas on his anticipated appointment to Chief Administrative Judge.”