Bronx County Surrogate's Court
851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 Office:email@example.com
Madison Porzio is the principal law clerk to the Honorable Nelida Malave-Gonzalez, Surrogate of Bronx County. Ms. Porzio joined the court system in 2018 as court attorney for the Honorable John C.V. Katsanos in Queens County Civil Court. Prior to joining the court system, she practiced in Surrogate’s Court Litigation and Estate Administration for 6 years. She fell in love with Surrogate’s Court practice in 2010 while interning for the Honorable Peter J. Kelly in Queens County Surrogate’s Court. Ms. Porzio has focused her passion in the practice of Trusts and Estates since that time. After finishing Law School in 2012, she completed her LL.M. in Taxation with a focus in Estate Planning in 2014.
Ms. Porzio has been a member of the Queens County chapter of the Women’s Bar since law school. She joined the board in 2016, serving as a delegate to WBASNY for two years and is currently serving her fifth year on the board. In 2017, Ms. Porzio started the Mental Health and Wellness committee allowing the organization to raise awareness, provide resources, and fight the stigma of mental health in the legal community. The committee hosts several reputable and well attended educational events in May for Mental Health Awareness month, and has influenced other bar associations in Queens County to raise awareness on these issues as well. She remains the chair of this committee and continues to organize the events annually. She has also served on several other committees within the chapter in her time on the board.
In 2018, Ms. Porzio assisted in starting a Mental Wellness committee for WBASNY and has served as a co-chair of the committee for the past two years. The committee has made resources for chapters to hold Mental Health awareness events available, and has drafted policy letters on behalf of WBASNY to the New York State Bar. Ms. Porzio’s zealous activism in the mental health field has led her to speak at events for various organizations including the Bronx Borough President’s LBGT Task Force, attend World Mental Health Day at the United Nations, and be interviewed for Bronx Net Television.
Ms. Porzio has lived in Astoria, Queens since 2016. In addition to her volunteer work and activism in the mental health field, she is a NYC Marathon finisher, a local gold medal winning powerlifter, and avid fitness enthusiast. She enjoys traveling to visit her parents in Georgia, cheeseburgers, and watching NY Giants football at home with her 1 year old Cat, Savage.