Office of Administrative Hearings

Office of Administrative Hearings

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is to conduct fair, impartial and timely hearings for the professions and occupations regulated by the New York Department of State.  The OAH is mandated by law to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, and to safeguard the due process rights of current licensees and applicants for licensure.

 

Core Services

We conduct hearings and issue decisions for current licensees and applicants for licensure.

Who We Serve

We serve professions and occupations regulated by the New York Department of State and the general public.

Administrative Law Judges

Ziedah Diata

 

Judge Diata has served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Department of State since 2008. Previously, she served as the Manhattan Regional Representative for the Governor of New York State. In this role she worked as a liaison between community representatives and the Governor's office, working to ensure that the public's needs were represented in policy initiatives and budget priorities. Judge Diata also served as a Policy Analyst in the Office of the Minority Leader for the New York State Senate. Prior to joining the Senate, Judge Diata served as Board President of New Yorkers for Fair Representation. As Board President, she co-founded NYFair in order to safeguard and promote the voting rights of New York voters and increase public awareness about the importance of removing barriers to voter representation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor at Georgetown University Law Center. Judge Giovanni is a member of the National Association of Women Judges.

 

Roger Schneier


Judge Schneier has served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Department of State since 1975.  In addition, he was the Chairman of the State Cemetery Board and Counsel to the Secretary of State for the State Board of Public Disclosure and the Real Estate Advisory Board.  Judge Schneier has also served as a Senior Attorney with the New York State Department of Law in the Real Estate Financing Bureau.  Judge Schneier earned a Bachelor of Arts at New York University and a Juris Doctor at Fordham University School of Law.

Contact Office of Administrative Hearings

To Request A Hearing:
Division of Licensing Services
Application Audit Unit
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201

Address For Appealing a Decision:
Secretary of State
Office of Administrative Hearings
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231

Contact us by phone:

Albany:518-486-6423
New York City:212-417 -5776

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Contact us by fax:

518-474-6239