Meet Judge Barry Warhit

Judge Warhit was born and raised in Yonkers where he attended Yonkers public schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1974. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics in 1978 and Duke University law school in 1981 with a J.D., where he was chairman of the Moot Court.

Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Warhit had a distinguished career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and a trial attorney in private practice in both Manhattan and Westchester.

His first judicial role was as Tarrytown Village Justice from 2006 to 2010 and as an Acting City Court Judge in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and White Plains. He was appointed Westchester County Criminal Court Judge in 2010 by Governor David Paterson and was elected in 2010 to a ten-year term. He has also served as Acting Supreme Court Justice since 2013.

Judge Warhit is currently the Supervising Judge of the Superior Criminal Courts of the 9th Judicial District and supervises all the superior criminal courts in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties. He has served in that role since 2015.

He has been a member and/or officer of numerous professional organizations over the years and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Justice Brandeis Law Society.

Judge Warhit has been married to Dr. Ellen Teplitz since 1987. They have two children Margot, 28 and Benjamin, 26. Judge Warhit, who ran cross country track in high school, loves to stay physically active. In his younger days he run two NYC marathons and currently enjoys skiing and tennis.