An Evening of Appreciation

November 10th marks the 241st anniversary of the Marine Corps’ founding. It is a day sacred to all Marines, past and present. November 10, 1775 was the day that the Continental Marines, later renamed the United States Marine Corps, was established.

The USMC shares many resources with the other branches of the United States military. However, the Corps has sought to maintain its own identity with regards to mission, funding and assets while utilizing the support available from the larger military branches.

Judge John J. Toomey graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1972 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University Law School in 1976. After a long illustrious career, Judge Toomey was selected to be the first Presiding Judge of the newly formed Veteran’s Court in 2010, based upon his judicial background and military service as a solider in Vietnam where he earned two Bronze Stars and was decorated for valor. He considers this to be the highlight of his judicial career and has given many presentations at various Veteran’s symposiums, including in Baltimore, Maryland, at a conference sponsored by The Judicial Institute of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law regarding the Court.

Thank You Attorneys

  • Michelle Aulivola, Esq., Long & Tuminello, LLP
  • Law Office Of Baaden & Hirschey, PC
  • Law Office Of Kenneth Beskin, PC
  • Bella Borukhova, Attorney At Law
  • Law Office Of Robert M. Cipriano
  • Art Cody, Esq., N.Y.S. Defenders Association
  • Brian Hickey, Esq., Attorney At Law
  • James Leonick, Leonick Law, PLLC
  • Debra Michaels-Cohn, Attorney At Law
  • Mercedes Colwin, Esq., Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • John Cooney, Esq., Ruskin, Moscou & Faltischek, PC
  • Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
  • Daniel Groth, Attorney At Law
  • Law Offices Of Barry Lites
  • Justin Hoitsma, Esq.
  • Sandra McIlveen, Polin, Prisco & Villafane, Attorneys At Law