HONORABLE KATHIE E. DAVIDSON - Westchester County Family Court Judge
On November 4, 2003, Judge Davidson made history by becoming the first African American woman elected to a county-wide judgeship in Westchester County and the third elected to Family Court in the State of New York.
Judge Davidson received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and her Juris Doctorate at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Judge Davidson's legal career spans over two decades with a special focus on children and families. Her positions include a hearing officer with the Board of Education for the City of New York; law guardian with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society; an investigative attorney with the State Education Department; a sole practitioner (Westchester County) specializing in Family Law.
Her last position before taking the bench was with the Westchester County Law Department as a Deputy County Attorney, where she was responsible for the implementation of the Westchester County Local Laws, 308, The Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Law. During her tenure at the County, she was a member of the County's first delegation to receive training in Hate Crimes at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California.
Judge Davidson serves as a Trustee for the Board of Governors, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester. She is a member of the National Bar Association, Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County, New Rochelle Bar Association, Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts - Ninth Judicial District, a life member of the NAACP, Westchester County Links, Inc., Interracial Women's Leadership Roundtable and Girlfriends, Inc.
Judge Davidson is the mother of one daughter, Raquel Davidson Brown, a 2003 graduate of the University of Michigan and they both reside in Westchester County.