Member Profile: Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres

Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres
JAMS, The Resolution Experts
620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Tel: (212) 607-2785
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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation


Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Entertainment Sector
Health Care
Land Use/Planning
Media & Communications
Non-profit Organizations
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Wrongful Death



Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres (Ret.) has served in the Second Judicial District of the Supreme Court in Kings County, New York since 2002, where - after initially sitting as both a criminal and civil trial judge - he was placed in charge of the court's trial-ready inventory of civil cases. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing one of the largest and diverse caseloads in the United States. One of his primary responsibilities involved resolving cases through mediation, and he is credited with more than 15,000 settlements involving all genres of civil cases. Counsel have widely commented that he is a well-prepared, knowledgeable, even-handed jurist who knows how to move a case toward a meaningful settlement. Justice Hurkin-Torres is available for mediation and arbitration of every genre of civil litigation.

With more than a half-billion dollars of successful settlements involving all branches of civil litigation, Justice Hurkin-Torres has mediated and settled more cases than any other sitting judge in New York State. While his skills as a mediator are widely recognized by the Bar, they have also been recognized by the New York State Office of Court Administration, which runs New York State's court system. In this regard, he has been a frequent lecturer, teaching courses to both new and experienced judges in the art and science of mediation and settlement skills.


  • Justice, Second Judicial District, Supreme Court, Kings County, NY, 2002-2010
  • Principal Law Clerk, Appellate Division First Department, New York State Unified Court System, 1999-2001
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court, Kings County, NY, 1993-1999
  • Law Clerk, Civil Court (civil, criminal, and medical malpractice parts), Kings County, NY, 1992-1993
  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, NY, 1991
  • B.A., St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, 1987

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Award for Judicial Excellence, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2009
  • Golda Meir Award, Jewish Lawyers Guild, 2009
  • Charles C. Pinkney Award, Defense Association of New York, 2008
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial Award for excellence in judicial service, New York City Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Distinguished Jurist Award, Catholic Lawyers Guild, 2005
  • Former Member, Tort Litigation Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


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Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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