From the time Judge Leavitt and his siblings were tall enough to reach the top of their family's ping-pong table, piled high with hundreds of toys and treats every holiday season, they helped pack gift bags for an annual party his parents sponsored at a local children’s hospital. 


His parents also had their children choose one gift they had received to donate to a needy child. These lessons stayed with Judge Leavitt all his life, and inspired his years of community service work.



​In fact, in 1996, Judge Leavitt's community service life overlapped with his judicial life in a unique and unforeseen way.


The judge was a first-responder Emergency Medical Technician on a murder in Chappaqua, NY. When the case was brought to trial, he was called as a witness in the very courthouse in which he was a County Court Judge. 


The overlap was so notable that the New York Times wrote a cover story in its Westchester section about Judge Leavitt. Click the link to the right to read the story >>


Community Activities:

  • Red Cross Hurricane Shelter Manager, Palm Beach, FL, 2001 to 2006
  • Volunteer, American Red Cross, Palm Beach County, FL, 2001 to 2006
  • Board of Directors, Westchester County American Red Cross, 1998 to 2001
  • Board of Trustees, Westchester Philharmonia Virtuosi, 1996 to 2001
  • Board of Directors, Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 1992 to 2002
  • President, Westchester County Magistrates Association, 1990
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Beth El, Chappaqua, NY, 1979 to 1986
  • President, Northern Westchester Bar Association, NY, 1985
  • Member and Captain of Independent Fire Company, Chappaqua Volunteer
    Fire Department, 1975 to 1985
  • President, Lions Club, Chappaqua, NY, 1978
  • Campaign Area Captain, United Way, Chappaqua, NY, 1977
  • Arbitrator, White Plains City Court, NY, 1975 to 1978


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