After more than 50 years maintaining order in the court, Justice Thomas R. Sullivan, former associate justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, of state Supreme Court, and formerly Staten Island’s district attorney, will continue to oversee trials in state Supreme Court, St. George.
Yesterday, his portrait was hung on the wall of Justice Judith McMahon’s courtroom. Sullivan thus becomes the first justice to have his portrait presented to him while he’s still around to enjoy it. He received a standing ovation yesterday from family, former colleagues and invited guests. “He wore his robe to show that he is truly one of us on this astounding day,” noted Administrative Judge Philip G. Minardo.
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By Staten Island Advance
By JOSH SORENSEN
Our own photos taken at the event are located HERE