Bronx County Surrogate's Court
851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 Office:firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Porzio, Treasurer, has been the the principal law clerk to the Honorable Nelida Malave-Gonzalez, Surrogate of Bronx County, since 2019. Ms. Porzio joined the court system in 2018 as court attorney to 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 5 years, and 3 years prior to that during and after law school. 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 dedicated her professional passion and expertise to this practice. After finishing Law School in 2012, she completed her LL.M. in Taxation with a focus in Estate Planning in 2014 under the mentorship of William P. LaPiana.
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 beginning her fifth year as a member of the the board of directors. 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 events and educational programs for Mental Health Awareness, and has influenced other bar associations in Queens County to do the same. She remains the chair of the Mental Health and Wellness committee in Queens. She has also served on several other committees in her time on the board, and is a proud “Queen of Queens”.
In 2018, Ms. Porzio assisted in starting a Mental Wellness committee for WBASNY and served as a co-chair of the committee for two years until becoming an officer for the organization in 2020. The committee continues to make resources available for chapters to hold Mental Health awareness events, has drafted policy letters and statements on behalf of WBASNY, and provides educational programs. Ms. Porzio’s zealous activism in the mental health field continues to be one of her greatest passions and accomplishments. She has served as Recording Secretary for WBASNY for the past 2 years and is excited to start her third year as an officer in the position of Treasurer.
Ms. Porzio grew up in Southern California and moved to New York City in 2009 for law school. She 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 and a local gold medal winning powerlifter. She enjoys visiting her family, cheeseburgers, and watching NY Giants football at home with her 3 year old Cat, Savage.