Maria Arias

Honorable Maria Arias has been a Family Court Judge since January of 2010.  Prior to being a Family Court Judge, she taught and practiced law at CUNY School of Law in the Battered Women’s Legal Rights Clinic from 1990-2009.

Judge Arias began her legal career in East Harlem at Community Law Offices, Legal Aid Society and then worked for a small non- profit assisting tenants in becoming homeowners before joining the faculty at CUNY School of Law.  Judge Arias is a 1984 graduate of New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.