Phil Hom with group of people

Judge Hom with the Windels Marx Transportation Practice Group team members, at his swearing in on December 12, 2017, at the Queens County Civil Court. Pictured (left to right): Michael Moriarty, Esq. Partner, Corporate Department Chair; Pat Russo, Esq., Partner; Hon. Patricia Gatling, Esq., Counsel, former NYC Human Rights Commissioner; Kim Ramkishun, Executive Assistant; Joe Santangelo, Law Clerk; Matthew W. Daus, Esq, Partner, Transportation Practice Group Chair and former NYC TLC Chair; Judge Phil Hom, former Special Counsel; Kristen Cassidy, Regulatory Analyst; Patrick Furbush, Economist; Ophelie Garnier Wade, Esq., Associate; Jonathan Cheddie, Administrative Assistant; Robert Bedford, Esq., Special Counsel, former Nassau County TLC General Counsel; and Siong-Hu Wong, Regulatory Analyst/Econometrist.

Phillip Hom, an attorney for the firm Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, became a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York during the November 7, 2017 general election. The Honorable Phil Hom began his duties as Judge on January 1, 2018.

A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Mr. Hom completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Binghamton, and obtained his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He joined the firm of Windels Marx on February 24, 2014 as a Special Counsel, where he worked on regulatory, corporate and litigation matters in the Transportation Practice Group, chaired by Matthew W. Daus, a partner at the firm.

“We are proud of Judge Hom for being elected to the judiciary – it is quite an accomplishment. He is only the second Asian-American to join the bench in the history of Queens County,” said Matthew W. Daus, Esq., Partner and Chair of the Transportation Practice at Windels Marx, and former New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission Chair and General Counsel. “I have worked with Judge Hom for over 15 years, first when he was counsel to the Transportation Committee of the NYC Council, then as deputy counsel to the NYC Comptroller – but perhaps most notably over the past several years, serving a wide variety of public and private transportation clients. His expertise on regulation, legislative matters and knowledge of government was only surpassed by his collegiality, measured temperament, intellect and sound counsel. He has always had public service in his heart, and while our firm and our clients will miss him dearly, we are all happy for him. We know he will serve the public well as a fair and objective jurist, and I am confident he will progress very quickly as a member of the judiciary.”

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