Hon. Mark C. Dillon
Adjunct Professor of Law
Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court
Second Judicial Department
140 Grand Street, Suite 503
White Plains, New York 10601
Mark C. Dillon is a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, currently serving in its Appellate Division in the Second Judicial Department. He was elected to the Supreme Court in the state's Ninth Judicial District in 1999, before his appointment to the Appellate Division by Governor George Pataki in 2005. He was re-appointed to one of the senior "constitutional" seats at the Appellate Division by Governor David Paterson in January of 2009. Justice Dillon has presided in a variety of courts including the trial parts of the Supreme Courts in Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess Counties, the Westchester County Court, and the Yorktown Justice Court. His experience on the bench totals 19 years.
Justice Dillon has also been an active civil litigator and trial attorney in state and federal courts in the greater New York City area, at the White Plains firms of Cerussi & Spring, and thereafter, at Dillon & Sarcone, LLP, where he received the highest attorney category rating of Martindale-Hubbell.
Justice Dillon has lectured frequently at CLEs dealing with civil procedure, appellate practice, medical malpractice, matrimonial law and criminal law, and has written extensively on matters of civil practice in court decisions and in legal publications (below). Justice Dillon joined the Adjunct faculty of Fordham Law School during the 2007-08 school year, and teaches a course on New York Practice.
New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
Dutchess County Bar Association
White Plains Bar Association
Yorktown Bar Association
New York State Magistrates' Association
Fordham Law Alumni Association (Westchester-Putnam Chapter)
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Colgate University (B.A. 1981)
New York University (M.A. 1990)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
"The Extent to Which 'Yellowstone Injunctions' Apply in Favor of Residential Tenants: Who Will See Red, Who Can Earn Green, and Who May Feel Blue?" 9 Cardozo Pub. Law, Policy & Ethics J. 287 (Spring 2011)
An Overview of Tolls of Statutes of Limitations on Account of War: Are They Current and Relevant in the Post-September 11th Era?" 13 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 315 (Spring 2010)
The Newly-Enacted CPLR 3408 for Easing the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: Very Good Steps, But Not Legislatively Perfect," 30 Pace L. Rev. 855 (Spring 2010)
The Extrapolation of Defendants' Liabilities Under CPLR Article 16 Where the Plaintiff is Contributorily Negligent: An Update Toward Resolving a Perceived Ambiguity of CPLR 1601," 73 Albany L. Rev. 79 (December 2009)
The Legalities of Leap Day,New York Law Journal, February 29, 2008, p. 4, col. 3.
No More Specific Ad Damnums,New York Law Journal, October 22, 2007, p. 4, col. 3.
The CPLR's Most Dangerous Discovery Statute, New York Law Journal, March 28, 2003, p. 4, col. 4.
Requiring Witnesses to Answer at Deposition, New York Law Journal, October 22, 2001, p. 1, col. 1.
Obtaining Out-Of-State Witnesses and Documents for Discovery and Trial, 28 Westchester Bar Journal, Spring 2001 ed.
Judge's Corner, Verdict Values, 24 Westchester Bar Association Newsletter, p. 2 (October 2000).
Serious Injury Test Does Not Travel Well, New York Law Journal, October 16, 2000, p. 1, col. 1.
Five Tips for the Civil Practitioner in Handling Choice of Law Issues, 22 Westchester Bar Journal, Winter 1995 ed., p. 15.
CPL 180.80 Should Be Amended to Accommodate Town, Village Courts, New York Law Journal, September 30, 1988, p. 1.
The Forgotten Checks and Balances, 14 Westchester Bar Journal, Spring 1987, p. 225.
The Case for Reversing the 'Rogers Rule', 58 New York State Bar Journal, July 1986, p. 36.