30 Years of Judicial Experience
"Serving Justice since 1991"
Judge Scott B. Ugell was first elected in 1991 when he was the youngest elected judge in modern Clarkstown Justice Court history. Judge Ugell, who is in his 30th year as Clarkstown Justice, is now the longest serving Town Justice in the 235 year history of the Town of Clarkstown.
After graduating from Hofstra University Law School, Judge Ugell was a Deputy Town Attorney in the Town of Hempstead, the most densely populated Township in the United States of America. Thereafter, Judge Ugell was a Court Arbitrator in New York City Civil Courts and later became Assistant General Counsel to Pyramid Companies, the Syracuse New York based shopping mall developer and management company.
Judge Ugell has presided over a special Domestic Violence Court and served along with Family Court Judges and other local Judges and staff members. This special county committee on Domestic Violence studied ways to improve the courts for those involved in domestic violence matters.
Judge Ugell has continued to improve the quality of the court. First in 1991, he along with another now retired Clarkstown Town Justice, Victor J. Alfieri, Jr. lobbied the New York State legislature through the auspices of the New York State Magistrates Association, to increase the amount a litigant can seek in money damages in small claims and civil court parts to $3,000. Judge Ugell was instrumental in creating and implementing a court security protocol in order to prevent weapons and other dangerous items from entering the court rooms, waiting and vestibule areas.
Judge Ugell is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York of the United States District Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Ugell currently practices law in New City, New York where he focuses on Family and matrimonial law, foreclosure defense, loan modification, bankruptcy law, debtor and creditor rights, municipal law, general and construction litigation and real estate development.
Judge Ugell lives in New City with his wife, Evelyn Salazar Ugell. He is the proud father of Rebecca Ugell, 2017 Graduate of the University of Delaware, and Sari Ugell Schwartz, LPN, and her husband Dr. Ziv Schwartz M.D., and a loving grandpa to their two daughters, Bella Yael and Talia Shoshana. Judge Ugell is also proud of his sons by marriage, Tyler Morales, Austin Morales, and Andrew Morales, his wife Jelmy and their daughter, Mia Bertha.
Judge Ugell enjoys traveling the world with Evelyn, when not spending time with his children and grandchildren.
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