Town Justice Dolores A. Battalia has announced her candidacy for re-election. Judge Battalia has served as the Town Justice of the Town of Mamaroneck since her unanimous appointment by the Mamaroneck Town Council in January 2001. She was elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2005.
The Town Justice has jurisdiction Town-wide over all civil matters and handles criminal matters arising in the unincorporated area. Town justices also serve as acting Family Court judges on weekends, holidays and during hours when the Family Court is not in session.
“For most residents, the Town Court is their only contact with our system of justice,” said Ms. Battalia. “All who appear before the Court must be treated with respect and justice must be dispensed with fairness and impartiality.”
Judge Battalia has practiced law in Larchmont for thirty years and has been in public service for twenty five years. She served as supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck for three consecutive terms from 1984 thru 1989. Prior to that time she served on the Town of Mamaroneck Traffic Commission and Tri-Municipal Human Rights Commission. She also served on the Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board from1991 to 1996.
Judge Battalia is a practicing attorney and principal of the Larchmont law firm of Stein & Battalia since its founding in 1979. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester Womens Bar Association and a member and past president of the Mamaroneck, Harrison, Larchmont Bar Association.
A graduate of the School of New Resources of the College of New Rochelle, she has been a trustee of the college for many years. She holds a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in courts at all levels in New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court and Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts..
Judge Battalia and her husband William have lived in the Town of Mamaroneck since 1968. Their six children are all graduates of Mamaroneck High School. They have 11 grandchildren. She is also a co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the Interfaith Council for Affordable Residences (” I CARE”)