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Martha L. Luft | General Election Voters Guide

Martha L. Luft is running for Suffolk County Family Court judge

Martha L. Luft

Luft, 64, of Riverhead, is running on the Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Conservative, Reform and Republican party lines. She served as Suffolk County Family Court judge from 2006 to 2015. She was appointed acting Supreme Court justice in 2010 and spent three years presiding over guardianship proceedings for incapacitated adults. She has also served on the Family Court Judge’s Statewide Curriculum Committee since 2014. Luft joined the law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin, Reale & Quartararo in Riverhead (1996-2005) and later became partner. From 1987 to 1995, she also was an assistant attorney general in charge in the Suffolk regional office of the state attorney general, where she argued cases before the state Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1984 to 1987, she was an associate at Mulvehill & O’Brien, a defense litigation firm. Before taking office, Luft served on the Middle Country Library Foundation board, Long Island Occupational and Environmental Health Center Advisory Board and the North Shore Jewish Center Board of Trustees. She also served on the business committee at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School in 1983 and was admitted to the bar in 1984. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in 1974 and master’s degrees from Columbia University and graduated with a bachelor’s, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1974 from Stony Brook University. She also was admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, in 1993; the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, in 1988; and the State of New York Appellate Division, Second Department, in 1984. Luft is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association.