The Incorporated Village of Hempstead

Judge Tanya Hobson-Williams

Judge Tanya Hobson-WilliamsAppointed to the bench by the Board of Trustees in 2008, and elected in 2009, Judge Tanya Hobson-Williams resides in the Village with her husband and two children. Judge Hobson–Williams obtained her B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John's University and her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Labor and Policy.

When not serving as Hempstead  Village Justice, Judge Hobson-Williams is the Director of Leasing for the N.Y.C. Department Of Education, where she is responsible for the collection and accounting of revenue in excess of 2 million dollars annually for  over 200 leased sites with a rent roll in excess of $100 million dollars.  In addition, she manages leased buildings and insures that the building owners comply with building codes and lease terms to secure the safety of the NYC school system which has over 1 million students. Judge Hobson-Williams also has prosecuted Medicaid cases and represented individuals in defense of matters instituted against them.

Judge Hobson-Williams has also served as:

  • A member of the Hempstead Village Zoning Board
  • An Arbitrator for the N.Y.S. Workers' Compensation Board (Hempstead Office)
  • An  Administrative Law Judge Parking Violations Bureau
  • A Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Hearing Officer for Long Island residents who challenge their property taxes
  • A Small Claims Arbitrator in N.Y.C.
    An Administrative Law Judge for the N.Y.C. Transit Authority
  • Hearing Officer for the N.Y.C. Department of Education
  • Arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)

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