Queens County ADA Association Honors Justice Kohm at Annual Holiday Dinner

 Justice Robert C. Kohm received a plaque (center), from left, Justice Richard Buchter (left) and Todd Greenberg.   //  Eagle  photo by Andy Katz

Justice Robert C. Kohm received a plaque (center), from left, Justice Richard Buchter (left) and Todd Greenberg. // Eagle photo by Andy Katz

By Andy Katz

The Queens County Assistant District Attorney’s Association gathered for their annual holiday celebration Thursday night in Little Neck and honored retiring Queens County Supreme Court Justice Robert C. Kohm.

Kohm will retire from the bench after a nearly five-decade legal career that included a stint with the District Attorney’s office in the early 1970s. He said he appreciated his time as a Queens prosecutor.

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“It was a great office,” Kohm said. “There was lot of camaraderie, a lot of experience.”  

Assistant District Attorney Association president Todd Greenberg led the attendees in a performance of “Jingle Bells” and praised Kohm and the Queens DA’s office.

Greenberg said he first met Kohm at a party full of assistant district attorneys and judges.

“Everyone was having a great time,” Greenberg said. “I turned to my dad, and said, ‘Dad, I want to be a Queens District Attorney’.”

“Over the years I’ve appeared before Justice Kohm many times, and he’s always been fair, always been a gentlemen,” Greenberg continued. “I thank you for all of the years you gave to Queens County.”

Attendees also celebrated Greenberg’s birthday and the Douglaston Club presented him a cake.

After a soulful rendition of “Happy Birthday To You” by Allison Candelo, who also said the “Star Spangled Banner” earlier in the evening, Greenberg called on law partner Dominic Addabbo to help him blow out the candles.

“We always have a great time,” Addabbo said.