Judge Frederic Block

Federal judge

Federal Judge Frederic Block practiced law for 34 years as a small-town lawyer before he was appointed to the federal district court bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. He has since presided over the trials for the Crown Heights riots, Kitty Genovese, Supreme McGriff, Peter Gotti and many others. His book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, was published in 2012. He lives in New York City.