Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice

Sonia Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York, United States on June 25th, 1954 and is the Supreme Court Justice. At the age of 68, Sonia Sotomayor biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
June 25, 1954
United States
Place of Birth
The Bronx, New York, United States
68 years old
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$6 Million
$200 Thousand
Judge, Lawyer, Politician, University Teacher
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Princeton University (AB), Yale University (JD)
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Kevin Noonan, ​ ​(m. 1976; div. 1983)​
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Sonia Sotomayor Career

On the recommendation of Cabranes, Sotomayor was hired out of law school as an assistant district attorney under New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau starting in 1979. She said at the time that she did so with conflicted emotions: "There was a tremendous amount of pressure from my community, from the third world community, at Yale. They could not understand why I was taking this job. I'm not sure I've ever resolved that problem." It was a time of crisis-level crime rates and drug problems in New York, Morgenthau's staff was overburdened with cases, and like other rookie prosecutors, Sotomayor was initially fearful of appearing before judges in court. Working in the trial division, she handled heavy caseloads as she prosecuted everything from shoplifting and prostitution to robberies, assaults, and murders. She also worked on cases involving police brutality. She was not afraid to venture into tough neighborhoods or endure squalid conditions in order to interview witnesses. In the courtroom, she was effective at cross examination and at simplifying a case in ways to which a jury could relate. In 1983, she helped convict Richard Maddicks (known as the "Tarzan Murderer" who acrobatically entered apartments, robbed them, and shot residents for no reason). She felt lower-level crimes were largely products of socioeconomic environment and poverty, but she had a different attitude about serious felonies: "No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous." Hispanic-on-Hispanic crime was of particular concern to her: "The saddest crimes for me were the ones that my own people committed against each other." In general, she showed a passion for bringing law and order to the streets of New York, displaying special zeal in pursuing child pornography cases, unusual for the time. She worked 15-hour days and gained a reputation for being driven and for her preparedness and fairness. One of her job evaluations labelled her a "potential superstar". Morgenthau later described her as "smart, hard-working, [and having] a lot of common sense," and as a "fearless and effective prosecutor." She stayed a typical length of time in the post and had a common reaction to the job: "After a while, you forget there are decent, law-abiding people in life."

Sotomayor and Noonan divorced amicably in 1983; they did not have children. She has said that the pressures of her working life were a contributing factor, but not the major factor, in the breakup. From 1983 to 1986, Sotomayor had an informal solo practice, dubbed Sotomayor & Associates, located in her Brooklyn apartment. She performed legal consulting work, often for friends or family members.

In 1984, she entered private practice, joining the commercial litigation practice group of Pavia & Harcourt in Manhattan as an associate. One of 30 attorneys in the law firm, she specialized in intellectual property litigation, international law, and arbitration. She later said, "I wanted to complete myself as an attorney." Although she had no civil litigation experience, the firm recruited her heavily, and she learned quickly on the job. She was eager to try cases and argue in court, rather than be part of a larger law firm. Her clients were mostly international corporations doing business in the United States; much of her time was spent tracking down and suing counterfeiters of Fendi goods. In some cases, Sotomayor went on-site with the police to Harlem or Chinatown to have illegitimate merchandise seized, in the latter instance pursuing a fleeing culprit while riding on a motorcycle. She said at the time that Pavia & Harcourt's efforts were run "much like a drug operation", and the successful rounding up of thousands of counterfeit accessories in 1986 was celebrated by "Fendi Crush", a destruction-by-garbage-truck event at Tavern on the Green. At other times, she dealt with dry legal issues such as grain export contract disputes. In a 1986 appearance on Good Morning America that profiled women ten years after college graduation, she said that the bulk of law work was drudgery, and that while she was content with her life, she had expected greater things of herself coming out of college. In 1988 she became a partner at the firm; she was paid well but not extravagantly. She left in 1992 when she became a judge.

In addition to her law firm work, Sotomayor found visible public service roles. She was not connected to the party bosses that typically picked people for such jobs in New York, and indeed she was registered as an independent. Instead, District Attorney Morgenthau, an influential figure, served as her patron. In 1987, Governor of New York Mario Cuomo appointed Sotomayor to the board of the State of New York Mortgage Agency, which she served on until 1992. As part of one of the largest urban rebuilding efforts in American history, the agency helped low-income people get home mortgages and to provide insurance coverage for housing and hospices for sufferers of AIDS. Despite being the youngest member of a board composed of strong personalities, she involved herself in the details of the operation and was effective. She was vocal in supporting the right to affordable housing, directing more funds to lower-income home owners, and in her skepticism about the effects of gentrification, although in the end she voted in favor of most of the projects.

Sotomayor was appointed by Mayor Ed Koch in 1988 as one of the founding members of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, where she served for four years. There she took a vigorous role in the board's implementation of a voluntary scheme wherein local candidates received public matching funds in exchange for limits on contributions and spending and agreeing to greater financial disclosure. Sotomayor showed no patience with candidates who failed to follow regulations and was more of a stickler for making campaigns follow those regulations than some of the other board members. She joined in rulings that fined, audited, or reprimanded the mayoral campaigns of Koch, David Dinkins, and Rudy Giuliani.

Based upon another recommendation from Cabranes, Sotomayor was a member of the board of directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1980 to 1992. There she was a top policy maker who worked actively with the organization's lawyers on issues such as New York City hiring practices, police brutality, the death penalty, and voting rights. The group achieved its most visible triumph when it successfully blocked a city primary election on the grounds that New York City Council boundaries diminished the power of minority voters.

During 1985 and 1986, Sotomayor served on the board of the Maternity Center Association, a Manhattan-based non-profit group which focused on improving the quality of maternity care.


Pharma exec convicted of killing her 8-year-old autistic son committed suicide with nitrogen gas, January 6, 2023
Gigi Jordan (left), 62, was found dead inside her Brooklyn apartment on December 30, just hours after Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor issued an order that was expected to send her back to prison when she was free on bail. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner released a statement Wednesday that her cause of death was: 'Asphyxia by covering of head with plastic bag and displacement of oxygen by nitrogen gas.' Her suicide comes nearly 13 years after she was accused of giving her son, Jude Mirra (right and inset), a lethal dose of pills inside their high-end Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue where she then attempted to take her own life.

Millionaire pharma exec Gigi Jordan - who killed 8-year-old son - found dead inside NYC home, January 1, 2023
Gigi Jordan, 62, a millionaire pharmaceutical exec convicted of manslaughter in the 2010 death of her eight-year-old autistic son, was found dead in her home. Authorities are investigating her death as a possible suicide. Jordan's body was discovered at her apartment in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn at around 12:30am on Friday - the cause of death has not yet been determined. In 2010, she was accused of administering a lethal dose of pills to her autistic son, Jude Mirra, at a luxury hotel and was found guilty of manslaughter in 2014. In 2020, a federal judge overturned her conviction due to a procedural error and she placed under home confinement on a $250,000 bond. On Thursday, US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order reversing a previous decision that had allowed Jordan to remain free on bail.

Terrifying moment illegal migrants try to smash their way into Texas ranch house, December 28, 2022
Shocking security footage shows the moment the group of immigrants began kicking at the door of the home in Edwards County. As members of the group try to pry open the windows, to no avail, one of them grabs what appears to be a 2x4 piece of wood and starts banging it against the door. The door, however, would not budge since the homeowner latched her front door's deadbolt to its steel frame. The woman said that after they failed to get into her house, which she has spent $13,000 upgrading after previous break in attempts, they successfully entered her neighbor's home, but fled by the time Border Patrol responded. The tense situation comes as waves of migrants continue to arrive to the border (inset), with a gaping hole discovered along the wall near El Paso for asylum seekers to sneak through.