Cohen, 62, was elected last year to state Supreme Court. Prior to that, he had served two years as a Westchester County Court judge. Cohen is also a former Yorktown town justice, having served in that position from 1989 to 2006.
“I am proud to nominate such an accomplished and respected jurist to the Appellate Division,” Paterson said in a statement. “Justice Cohen’s experience and dedication on the bench will be a tremendous addition to the Appellate Division.”
The $144,000-a-year post does not require approval by the state Senate.