Hon. Mark C. Dillon
Adjunct Professor of Law

Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court
Second Judicial Department
Courthouse Square
140 Grand Street, Suite 503
White Plains,  New York  10601
Email: MDillon@courts.state.ny.us
Telephone: 914.824.5409
Fax: 212.401.9170

Job Experience

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.

Professional Affiliations

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)