Patricia DiMango Biography | Judge Patricia Dimango Bio
Patricia DiMango (Patricia Mafalda DiMango) is an American media personality and retired judge born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. She is one of the judges of panel court show Hot Bench on CBS. She is the first Italian-American woman to be elected as justice of the State Supreme Court.
DiMango received the Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College and was also the recipient of the prestigious Rapallo Award. She was also the recipient of the Distinguished Judiciary Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild and was named “Woman of the Year” by the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association in 2013.
Judge DiMango was named “Woman of the Year” by The New York State Court Officers Association. She also served as Master of Ceremonies for the NY State Broadcasters Association Awards. Justice DiMango was the Grand Marshal of the Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade in 2015. She was also recognized as being the “Woman Of The Year” for the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator’s “Kings of Kings” event.
She has been honored celebrity speaker at The Greater New York Dental Association National Convention. Justice DiMango was named “Woman of The Year” by the Italian Charities of America in 2016. DiMango has also appeared on numerous television programs including “Wendy Williams,” “Rachael Ray” and “Steve Harvey” and can be heard on many talk radio shows. She has been featured giving legal insight on stories on “Entertainment Tonight,” Fox News, “Inside Edition” and “The Insider,” among others.
After her graduation from law school, DiMango served 5 1/2 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. In her time there, Justice DiMango was given the extra responsibility of being cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She then worked s a law clerk in both Kings and Queens Counties to Supreme Court Justices Steven Fisher, Reinaldo Rivera and Luigi Marano. During this time, Justice DiMango volunteered as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator.
She was the chairperson on the Board of Directors of the Law and Paralegal Studies Department at New York City Technical College. Patricia also served as the chairperson on the Assigned Counsel Advisory Committee for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts. Justice DiMango serves on the Board of Directors for The Cathedral Club of Brooklyn.
Patricia DiMango Age
Patricia was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. She is 66 years old as of 2019.
Patricia DiMango Family | Patricia DiMango Siblings
She was born to Mafalda DiMango and Anthony DiMango. She also has a sister Joanne DiMango-Orr.
Patricia DiMango Married | Patricia DiMango Husband
Is Judge Patricia Dimango Married? Patricia loves to keep her love life private and it’s not clear whether she is in a relationship or not. It came to light that she was a divorcee a long time ago with no children although the identity of her ex-husband is unknown.
Patricia DiMango Education
DiMango graduated from St. John’s University with a Law degree. She was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the St. John’s University School of Law. She earned a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. Justice DiMango is also a holder of Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Psychology and Education from Brooklyn College.
She returned to her passion for education and became an Adjunct Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Forensic Psychology at St. John’s University for approximately 10 years. She has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York City Technical College. At the time she was pursuing her master’s degree, DiMango served as a school teacher for the New York City Public Schools, focusing on special education of children with emotional and intellectual deficiencies.
Judge Patricia DiMango
In 1995 Patricia was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as a Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York. Prior to her appointment, she was a school teacher at NYC Public School. In 1998 she served as the Acting justice of the State Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District. She was later elected as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kings Country after two years retiring in March 2014.
During an interview with nydailynews.com in January 2014, she said; “My 16 years as a New York State Supreme Court Justice has been the most rewarding time of my professional life… I cherish the relationships and friendships that I have developed throughout the years. I look forward to the next chapter of my life with this exciting new adventure at Hot Bench and the incredible opportunity that awaits me.”
Patricia is mentioned in a New Yorker article regarding Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old who spent over three years in Rikers Island awaiting trial. According to the article, she was the presiding judge who released Browder on his 31st court appearance. DiMango has also been involved with numerous other high-profile cases. The cases include murders and other crimes committed against children, and hate crimes.
Patricia DiMango Hot Bench
Patricia is one of the three judges on the panel court show Hot Bench alongside Tanya Acker, and Michael Corriero. Hot Bench was created by Judge Judy Sheindlin. The show debuted in September 2014. Hot Bench returned for its fifth season September 10, 2018. It was the #3 first-run program in daytime television, delivering 3.2 million daily viewers during the 2017-2018 season.
Patricia DiMango Net Worth | Patricia DiMango Salary
Previously, Patricia worked as Supreme Court Justice and her salary was estimated to be $244,400 annually. She serves as one of the judges of panel court show Hot Bench from where she earns more than $50k per episode.
Patricia DiMango Height
Dimango’s exact height is not yet disclosed.
Does Patricia DiMango Have Cancer?
There is no available information showing Patricia ever being diagnosed with cancer.
Patricia DiMango Awards
- 2012: Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College
- 2012: Rapallo Award
- 2013: Distinguished Judiciary Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild
- 2013: She was named “Woman of the Year” by the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association.
- 2014: She was named “Woman of the Year” by The New York State Court Officers Association
- 2016: She was named “Woman of The Year” by the Italian Charities of America.