Hon. A. Kathleen Tomlinson
Judge Tomlinson was appointed a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York in February 2006. Judge Tomlinson served as an academic administrator at LIU for 14 years. After becoming an attorney, she worked in the Appeals Bureau of the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt, and as a partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C. where her practice concentrated in complex litigation, labor and employment law, white collar defense and civil rights litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. Judge Tomlinson has been a frequent author and lecturer on labor relations and employment law as well as federal practice and litigation. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Rutgers University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from LIU, and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.