Brantley, 37, of Hempstead, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines. Brantley has been a justice in Hempstead Village Court since April 2013, where she presides over civil matters and criminal violations and misdemeanors. Brantley is also employed with the law firm of Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado PC, where she litigates child welfare, custody and matrimonial matters in Family and Supreme courts. Before taking the bench, from 2009 to 2013, she was a senior court attorney in New York City Family Court working closely with judges in child protective cases in Queens, Kings and Bronx counties. While in Family Court, Brantley served on the Child Protective Plan and Disproportionate Minority Representation committees. Before her work in the courts, Brantley was a prosecutor with New York City Administration for Children’s Services Family Court Legal Services Bureau, a court attorney in Nassau County Family Court, and a litigation associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in Manhattan and Stewart Law Firm LLP in Queens. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2000 and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2004. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2005 and is also admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern District of New York. Brantley is a board member of the Nassau County Magistrates Association and a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Amistad Bar Association, Judicial Friends Association, National Bar Association and New York State Magistrates Association.