Juan Merchan (born 1963) is an American judge and lawyer. He is now an Acting Justice for the New York County Supreme Court. He has been actively practicing law for about three decades.
|Judge & attorney
|61 [as of 2023]
|Date of Birth
|New York City, NY, USA
|Baruch CollegeHofstra University of Law
|Being a Judge
Wiki and Biography of Juan Merchan
Juan Merchan was born in Colombia to a Colombian family in Bogota. His zodiac sign is unknown because his actual birth date is unknown. Juan is his nickname. He attended Baruch College after graduating from high school and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University of Law in 1994.
Juan Merchan’s Age, Height, and Other Facts
Juan Merchan is 61 years old and was born in 1962. His height is 6 feet 1 inch and his weight is roughly 83 kg. His eyes are dark, and his hair is greyish. His bodily measurements are unknown, however, his shoe size is 12 (US).
Judge Juan Merchan
Juan Merchan began his legal practice in 1994 after receiving his law degree. In the same year, he began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
After four years in that post, he was promoted to the Investigations Division in 1998, where he stayed for almost a year. He began working for the New York State Attorney General in 1999 and remained there until 2006.
He began his career as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Nassau County Region. He was eventually elevated to Assistant Attorney General in-Charge of Affirmative Litigation (Nassau and Suffolk County) and Assistant Attorney General in-Charge (Nassau County Region) over the next seven years.
In August 2006, he began working as the Judge of the Family Court of Bronx County after being nominated. During his nearly three-year tenure, he presided primarily over Juvenile Delinquency cases, PINS petitions, and designated felonies.
Juan departed Bronx Family Court after Governor David Peterson named him to the Court of Claims in April 2009. At the same time, Judge Ann Pfau appointed him as Acting Justice of the New York County Supreme Court in Criminal Term.
While he continues to serve as Acting Justice, his term as a Judge of the Court of Claims expired in 2018. Throughout his career, he has ruled over major criminal trials involving people like Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.
Judge Juan Merchan Wife, Marriage
Juan Merchan is currently married. Lauren Merchan is his wife’s name. For several decades, the pair have been happily married. Though it is known that he is a parent with children, there cannot be many facts regarding his children. He could have been romantically involved with at least one person before marrying.
His ethnicity is Colombian, yet he is an American citizen. His parents’ identities are unknown, but his father served in the Colombian military. His family consists of eight members, with him being the youngest of six children.
Juan Merchan’s Net Worth
Juan Merchan’s net worth is believed to be $5 million as of August 2023. As a Supreme Court justice, he is paid a predetermined monthly salary by the government. His annual compensation, according to our study, is in the six figures, around $200,000.