“It is with great pride that I congratulate Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez for being nominated to a 10 year appointment to the Bronx Family Court by Mayor de Blasio. Over the years I have gotten to know Ms. Rodriguez very well through her community involvement in the Bronx and I believe she would be a proficient Judge in Bronx Family Court.
Ms. Rodriguez began her legal career as a Special Corporation Counsel representing the Administration for Children’s Services in child abuse and neglect cases. Following this, she went into private practice as a solo practitioner and as a member of the 18-b Assigned Counsel Plan representing indigent litigants in custody, visitation, orders of protection and all types of Family Court cases. Ms. Rodriguez is currently a Court Attorney Referee and has over 16 Â1⁄2 years of experience in Family Court. She has decided over 4,500 cases in her 41⁄2 years as a Referee.
Ms. Rodriguez also remains very active in her community having been past President and Vice-President of the Dominican Bar Association, and a member of various organizations including the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the New York Womens Bar Association, the Network of Bar Leaders, among others. She has even been named the Bronx YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year .
Ms. Rodriguez currently lives in the Bronx with her husband, Eliezer, a lawyer and Association Executive Officer of the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors (BMNAR) with their two children Miguel and Cristian.
I have no doubt that the Court system will be able to benefit greatly from the well-rounded experience of the Honorable Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez and I wish her luck in her candidacy for appointment to the Bronx Family Court.”