Hon. David B. Saxe (Ret.) served as an Associate Justice, New York State Appellate Division, First Department and is one of the most honored and respected members of New York’s legal community. Recently retired from the bench, he is now a sought-after, arbitrator, mediator, and special master.
With 35-years on the bench, Justice Saxe brings unparalleled judicial insight and wisdom to the alternative dispute resolution process. He is one of the most prolific and frequently cited judges in the State Judiciary, authored about 900 decisions in his career, many of which received front page coverage in the New York Law Journal and the Official State Reporter where he was a member of the Committee on Opinions representing the Appellate Division, First Department. His articles and essays were frequently published in the New York Law Journal as well as the New York State Bar Association Journal, the American Bar Association Journal, Trial Lawyers Quarterly and the National Law Journal.
He offers a perspective based on sitting for 19 years on the most prestigious intermediate state appellate court in the United States. In his tenure on the appellate court, Justice Saxe has handled a wide range of appellate matters including the following: contract issues, corporate finance, insurance and re-insurance matters, business torts, products liability, intellectual property, real property, land-use and zoning, labor and employment, environmental law, constitutional law and civil rights, matrimonial and family law matters and probate Issues. He has a particular focus on complex commercial, insurance and real estate controversies, as well as significant experience in resolving high-end matrimonial-related disputes either as a mediator, arbitrator or consultant.
Justice Saxe was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Baruch College of the City University of New York for more than 30 years. In May, 2005 he received a Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition awarded by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College of the City University of New York for his long and distinguished service.
Over his judicial career he received many awards including the Meritorious Service Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association in 1990, the Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial Award from the New York City Trial Lawyers in 2002 for “Outstanding contribution to American Jurisprudence,” he was admitted to membership in The Society of Benchers in 2002 in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the profession of law and to the welfare of the School of Law of Case Western Reserve University,” and in 2014 he was awarded the Benjamin N. Cardozo Award by the Jewish Lawyers Guild at its 39th Annual Dinner.
LL.M., New York University School of Law
JD, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
BA, Columbia College
Bronx High School of Science