THE PROFILE OF F. RICHARD HURLEY
F. Richard Hurley earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Pace University and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar on December 5, 1990, to the United States Eastern and Southern District Courts and to the Bar of Washington D.C. He has been in private practice handling complicated matters in criminal and civil law since April, 1994.
While serving the public at the Queens District Attorney’s office for over three years, he supervised other attorneys and received his initial trial experience. The Board of Education offered Mr. Hurley a position as Assistant Counsel to the Chancellor. This is where he worked with the then presiding President of the BOE, H. Carl McCall on citywide matters effecting students. Once Mr. Hurley entered private practice he represented union members including local 100 and also handled a number of real estate transactions.
The business community also took advantage of Mr. Hurley’s skills. He represented a plethora of businesses and argued issues like piercing the corporate veil, construction site damage matters and copyright infringement cases. He also participated in settlement negotiations between corporations and conducted closings for local Bodegas.
In addition to his private practice, Mr. Hurley was an Administrative Law Judge, an Impartial Hearing Officer andfunctioned as a referee in foreclosure matters for the Court. He teaches Criminal Law at Medgar Evers College. Once a year he presides over the National High School Mock Trial Competition as a Judge and visits various schools on career day.
He also sponsored basketball tournaments, including the Brooklyn Blizzards, to give young people activities during the summer. This allowed F. Richard Hurley not only to get young people out of jail upon arrest, but to also keep them out of jail. His favorite Motto is “NO BAIL, NO JAIL!”
Lastly, Mr. Hurley sits on the Advisory Board of Downstate Medical Center, and the Board of Directors for Brooklyn45tv. He is founder of the Crown Heights Community Council and is a Deacon of First Baptist Church of Crown Heights. He continues to advocate for the community.
The Mayor of New York City and Ingrid Martin from Kings County Borough Hall