The Honorable George D. Marlow received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University in 1963, and went on to obtain his juris doctor
from St. John’s University School of Law in 1966. Before starting his judicial career, Justice Marlow worked as a Queens County Assistant
District Attorney and from 1971, to 1975. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County. From 1976, to 1979, and he was the Law
Clerk to the Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt.
Justice Marlow first joined the judiciary as Town Justice in Poughkeepsie , which position he held from 1980, to 1983. He then sat as a Dutchess
County Family Court Judge from 1984, to 1992. From 1993, to 1999, he was a Dutchess County Court Judge.
In 1996, he was named co-chair of the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics and the New York State Capital Case Judicial
Resource Committee. He has been a member of the Ethics Committee since its creation in 1987, becoming co-chairperson in 1996, and
chairperson in 2006. He was also named to the Commission on Fiduciary Appointments and the Commission to Promote Public Confidence
in Judical Elections.
In 1997, he was an Acting Supreme Court Justice in Kings County. That same year he received his Masters of Judicial Studies from the University
of Nevada. The next year he presided over one of New York’s first death penalty trials.
Justice Marlow has been a member of the Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association for more than twenty-five years and is a member of the New York
State and American Bar Associations’ Dispute Resolution Committees and the Justice Brandeis H.V. Law Society. He is a member of the American
Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals and has many published opinions and other writings. Since retiring from the bench he has taught judicial
and attorney ethics and is counsel to Gellert & Klein where he focuses his practice on Mediation and Arbitration.
He continues as the New York State Judicial Ethics Chair and provides confidential ethics advice to all 3,600 judges in New York State upon request.