MOUNT VERNON – Mayor Ernest Davis has appointed Adrian Armstrong, principal clerk to Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills, to the Mount Vernon City Court effective immediately. Armstrong will fill the unexpired term of Mark Gross, who retired in April. Armstrong will serve the remainder of Judge Gross term, that expires on December 31 and will run for the seat in November.
“Judge Armstrong comes to Mount Vernon with a wealth of experience in matters that will come before a judge in city court,” said Davis.
Armstrong worked for the Office of the Bronx District Attorney as an assistant DA dealing with domestic violence and sex offenses as well as juvenile felony offenses.
In the New York City Civil Court he held the position of senior court attorney and was responsible for all legal aspects pertaining to judges’ assignments including preparation of decisions and orders, mediation of cases and conference of landlord tenant and small claims cases.
Judge Armstrong attended Pace University School of Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1990. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pace University in Manhattan and Monroe College in the Bronx and previously held teaching positions at Mercy College in the Bronx and the College of New Rochelle.