In Memoriam-Judge F. Dana Winslow

In Memoriam- Judge F. Dana Winslow

In Memoriam-Judge F. Dana Winslow
In Memoriam-Judge F. Dana Winslow

May 16, 2021 (Long Island,NY)-In Memoriam- Judge F. Dana Winslow.  Taekwondo Life Magazine has learned of the passing of former Nassau County Supreme Court Judge, F. Dana Winslow.

F. Dana Winslow is a former justice of the Nassau County Supreme Court in the 10th Judicial District of New York. He was elected to the court and joined in 1997. In 2010, he became a certificated justice. His term expired in 2013.

Winslow received his B.A. from American University in 1966 and his J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law in 1969.


Winslow began his career in 1969 as an associate of Beekman and Bogue. He then worked as special counsel to Sutter, Moffat, Yamelli and Zevin from 1973 to 1978 before becoming a sole practitioner in 1980. Winslow worked in that capacity until 1989. He was also a prosecuting attorney for Roslyn Harbor from 1988 to 1996 and a Center Island Village Attorney from 1988 to 1996. After leaving solo practice, Winslow became a partner of Schiavetti, Geisler, Corgua, Soscia, Devito, Gabriele & Nicholson, where he worked from 1989 to 1996. In 1995 and 1996, he was also a special Hamilton County attorney and a Lake Pleasant town attorney.

Winslow’s judicial career began in 1991, when he became an associate justice of the Old Westbury Village Court. He served there until elected to the Supreme Court in 1996.

He was also an adjunct Professor at St. John’s Law School.

In Memoriam-Judge F. Dana Winslow
In Memoriam-Judge F. Dana Winslow

Martial Arts and Taekwondo

Judge Winslow was a practitioner of Judo and a Taekwondo Black Belt.   Most significant were his contributions towards lending his legal expertise in the expansion of Taekwondo practice and prominence in the United States.   He served as Legal Counsel to the 1993 World Taekwondo Championships, held at Madison Square Garden.  He was also a supporter of the NY Open Organizing Committee, the host of the annual NY Open Taekwondo Championships and Korean Cultural Festival.

Details about his passing, family, and services are forthcoming.


Judge Winslow attending the NY Open Taekwondo Championships

2 thoughts on “In Memoriam- Judge F. Dana Winslow

  1. In the last two years, my colleagues had advised the Judge we were attempting to right a wrong when LIPA left his courtroom and ignored his directive in the AEP case. In that case, Judge Winslow had directed LIPA to submit their contract for the Cross Sound Cable to the Public Authorities Control Board for review and approval. Public Authorities Law required that review and approval. LIPA ignored the Judge’s ruling, and started a twenty year scheme where LIPA avoids the impact of the Judge’s ruling. But his AEP decision was so clear, it became the basis of our arguments twenty years later in Suffolk County. When my colleagues contacted the Judge (in his retirement) about our efforts, they were struck by the Judge’s serenity as to this government agency misbehavior. Now, understanding his background in tae Kwan do, it all makes sense. Their wild misconduct will run its natural course, and result in their own misfortune. He had laid out the rules for proper conduct. Eloquently.

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