Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
An articulate spokesman on legal and social issues, Seymour Boyers joined the firm in 1985 from the Appellate Division, Second Department where he was an Associate Justice. Previously he served as a Member of the New York City Council, Councilman at Large and as a member of the State Assembly and on the bench of the Civil and Supreme Courts, Queens County where he was designated Administrative Judge in charge of the civil and criminal branches.
Since leaving the bench and returning to private practice, he has made an even greater impact as an advocate, negotiator and mediator, particularly in cases involving medical malpractice, products liability and general negligence. Committed to the public interest and training young lawyers, he has been a lecturer and panelist at Emory Law School, and at continuing legal education programs for the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, among others.
At local law schools, he has taught seminars on medical malpractice, products liability, the anatomy of trauma, and how to try automobile accident cases. He is a member of the Advisory Board of CUNY School of Law and was the chair of that organization from 1983-2002. Additionally, he was chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association in 2002-2003 and is presently serving on the board. He was appointed by Chief Judge Kaye as Member of Commission on Fiduciary Appointments from 2000-2004 and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York. He has been re-appointed chair for a period of three years to the Second Department Judicial Screening Commission in addition to his appointment to chair the 9th district Judicial Screening Commission. He presently serves as member of the Special Commission on the Future of the Courts.
He has had numerous decisions and articles published during his tenure on the bench, and most recently, he and co-author Anthony H. Gair had published an article entitled "The Lawyer's Perspective" in the book Controversies in Surgery.
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, 1982-1985; Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Eleventh Judicial District, Civil and Criminal Terms, 1980-1982; Justice of the Supreme Court, Eleventh Judicial District, 1974-1982; Judge of the Civil Court, City of New York 1969-1973. Appointed by Chief Judge Kaye as member of the Special Commission on the Future of the Courts, 2006-present; Appointed by Governor as a member of the Judicial Screening Commission for the Second Judicial Department, 2007-present; Appointed by Presiding Justice A. Gail Prudenti of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, as a member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Ninth District, 2007-present; Appointed by Chief Judge Kaye as Member of Commission on Fiduciary Appointments, 2000-2004. Member, Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York, 1978-present; Chair, Board of Visitors, CUNY School of Law, 1983-2002; Chair, Housing Court Advisory Council Search Committee, 1996-1997; Member of the City Council, New York City, 1962-1963; Councilman at Large, 1964-1965; Member of the Assembly, State of New York 1967-68. Lecturer: Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Appellate Practice and General Negligence, New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Queens County Bar Association, St. John's Law School, Hofstra Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Pace Law School, New York Law School.