Upon graduation from law school, Richard Hamburger was appointed Assistant District Attorney to the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County, where he served in both the Appeals Bureau and the Trial Division. In 1980, Mr. Hamburger began a two-year position as Law Assistant to the Hon. Bernard S. Meyer, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State. He now focuses a successful practice in all levels of litigation, including trials and appeals, in federal and New York State courts and in administrative and arbitration hearings, earning Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. Mr. Hamburger actively participates in legal, as well as civic organizations. He is a member of the Magistrate Merit Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York, a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, and a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. Mr. Hamburger is a founder and 25-year trustee of the Long Island Children’s Museum, and a former Trustee of Federal Defenders of New York. He formerly chaired the Judicial Screening Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Village of Northport Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a former Co-President of Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.