Judge Karen Best
Administrative Law Judge Karen Best is a former public defender and a current public servant. She started her legal career in law school representing criminal defendants in Nassau County District Court. After passing the bar exam, Judge Best joined the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. For four years, she worked fearlessly for the rights of Yonkers residents in Yonkers City Court. Day in and day out, Judge Best advocated for her clients by challenging the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office to be fair and just. Her dedication and hard work led her to accomplish what many other attorneys could not do, which was successfully securing dismissals of felony cases before the grand jury proceedings.
Now, Judge Best is an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, she serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. In keeping with the spirit of challenging the system and doing what is difficult, she is now running in the Democratic primary because she wants to serve as your next Yonkers City Court Judge.