Dear Community Member:
Since founding the first Hispanic women-owned law firm in New York, Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC, in 1992 at 1 World Trade Center, I have been in the trenches providing legal services to underrepresented and diverse groups. I have also dedicated my legal acumen to ensure a leveled playing field between Wall Street and Main Street communities. Today, my firm operates from a storefront office in Brooklyn. Thus with a “ring of a bell” the community has easy access to high-quality legal services.
For over 35 years, I have provided zealous advocacy to diverse communities. As an attorney, I handled civil, white-collar crime, real estate, and corporate cases from inception to appeal concerning matters that affect the individuals, entities, and neighborhoods. An example of matters that affected the community was the Cypress Hills Cemetery case. In that case, the cemetery created a mountain filled with garbage wherein Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians were steered to bury their deceased loved ones. Incensed, my firm forced the Cemetery, at its expense, to reinter the deceased with dignity and respect.
Given my experience, I am ready, willing, and able to bring my commitment to the community at large as a Judge. Being a community lawyer and advocate, I provide pro bono legal services regularly. Today, given the health and economic crisis, more lawyers are needed to assist the less fortunate. In fact, there is a need for more judges that will serve with compassion while applying the law, like me.
I am ready to commit to being a judge and ensure that justice is dispensed equitably and fairly to all who appear before me. I will be honored and proud to have your support in my campaign for judge in the 7th Municipal Court District of Brooklyn. I humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Carmen A. Pacheco
"I am running for Civil Court Judge to continue my service to the community from the bench. Our courts play a critical role in maintaining a fair, equitable, and balanced society. It is therefore crucial to elect judges, like me, that reflect the communities they serve."