Judge Sabrina Kraus

Judge Sabrina Kraus, nee Sabrina Bebe Setareh, was born in New York in 1966, and is of Persian Jewish Descent.  Her parents, Jacqueline and Abby Setareh, emigrated to the United States in 1964.  Judge Kraus attended Colgate University, where she majored in International Relations and French Literature, receiving her BA in 1988.

Judge Kraus graduated fromYeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1991 and worked as an Associate and then a Partner for Kucker Kraus & Bruh from 1992 through 2000 specializing in real estate litigation.  In 2000, Judge Kraus made a lateral move to the firm of Borah Goldstein, where she remained until her appointment to the Housing Court bench in 2006.

Judge Kraus was appointed to Housing Court in 2006 by the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, and reappointed in 2011 by Hon. Gail Prudenti.  In 2016 Judge Kraus was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York.  In 2021, Judge Kraus was appointed as an Acting Supreme Court Justice, for Supreme Court, Civil term, New York County , where she currently presides over a General IAS Part.

Judge Kraus formerly served as President of the Association of Housing Court Judges, and is currently the President of the New York City Civil Court Judges, as well as Secretary for the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

Judge Kraus has lectured on landlord tenant law for many schools and organizations inclosing Fordham University, Yeshiva University, the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the United States Army.