Betty Weinberg Ellerin is senior counsel in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group in the New York office.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Justice Weinberg Ellerin served more than 20 years as an Appellate Division jurist. She was the first woman appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York for the New York City Courts, where she was responsible for the operation of all the trial courts within the city. Following that position, she became the first woman appointed as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (First Department). Additional positions include Presiding Justice and Additional Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (First Department). Prior to her tenure on the bench, she served as Law Clerk to various State Supreme Court judges.
Justice Weinberg Ellerin received her LL.B. in 1952 from New York University, where she was awarded the Florence Allen Scholarship. She received her B.A., cum laude, in 1950 from Washington Square College under the combined college-law program, where she was elected to Justinian, the Pre-Law Honor Society.