Hon. Victoria Gumbs-Moore

Board Member

 

Biography

Victoria Gumbs-Moore was born in Mineola, New York. She attended the Hempstead Public
Schools for her early childhood education. After her family moved to Wheatley Heights, Judge Gumbs-Moore was enrolled in and graduated from the Half Hollow Hills School District. Upon graduation, Judge Gumbs-Moore studied at St. John’s University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. Judge Gumbs-Moore furthered her education at Jacob Fuchsberg Touro Law Center where she earned her Jurist Doctorate in 2000.


Judge Gumbs-Moore started her career in public service by working as the Executive Assistant to the Babylon Town Attorney. In 1998, she joined the staff of NYS Comptroller H. Carl McCall as the Long Island Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and later served as his legal counsel. In 2001, Judge Gumbs-Moore began her employment in the NYS Court system as the Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. Michele M. Woodard in Nassau County. Subsequently, she served in the same role to the Hon. Yvonne Lewis in Kings County and Suffolk County Family Court Supervising Judge, the Hon. Theresa Whelan. In 2017, she was appointed to the position of Court Attorney Referee in Suffolk County Family Court where she presided over Family Offense, Visitation, Custody and Paternity cases.


In 1996, Judge Gumbs-Moore along with several African American attorneys founded the Amistad Suffolk County Black Bar Association. She served as president in 2004. It has always been the mission of Amistad to assist the African American Community through the efficient practice of Law. Amistad has been at the forefront of opening the dialogue regarding the need for Diversity on the Bench and the Bar. Under Judge Gumbs-Moore presidency the organization enlarged its jurisdiction and became the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.


Judge Gumbs-Moore was elected to the Family Court bench on November 5, 2019. She is a lifelong member of the Union Baptist Church. She serves as a board member of the Union Senior Plaza. She sits on the Board of Directors for Touro Law Center and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Judge Gumbs-Moore is married to J. Stewart Moore, Esq. and has two amazing daughters.

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