Who is Juan Merchan?
Juan Merchan is an American Judge and former prosecutor with 16 years on the bench. He has been serving as the acting justice of the New York State Supreme Court in New York County (Manhattan).
In April 2023, Merchan came into the limelight after he oversaw the arraignment of former U.S. President Donald Trump on 34 felony counts. He also presided over the tax-fraud trial that led to the conviction of the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg in 2022.
How Old is Juan Merchan? – Age
Judge Merchan is about 60 to 61 years old as of 2023. He was born between 1962 and 1963. However, it is not yet known when he celebrates his birthday.
Juan Merchan Family
Judge Merchan was born in Bogotá, Colombia in a family of six children, the youngest. At the age of six, he immigrated to New York City. He was raised in Jackson Heights, Queens. Merchan’s father served in the military while in Colombia.
Juan Merchan Education
Judge Merchan attended Baruch College in Manhattan where he studied business and graduated in 1990. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1994 from Hofstra University School of Law on Long Island. Juan has noted that he was the first member of his family to go to college.
Juan Merchan Wife
Judge Merchan has been married to his lovely wife Lauren Merchan. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Loren Merchan.
Juan Merchan Daughter
Merchan’s daughter was listed during the 2020 election cycle as the president of Authentic Campaigns, a firm Vice President Kamala Harris used for digital fundraising and advertising during her presidential campaign. She was also listed as the president and a partner of Authentic Campaigns in a 2020 post on its website. Authentic Campaigns identifies itself as “a digital agency progressive can trust to get the job done right.”
Federal campaign finance reports show that Authentic has worked with various Democratic groups, including Harris’ presidential campaign and Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Juan Merchan Height
Judge Merchan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Juan Merchan Net Worth
Merchan has an estimated net worth ranging between $5 million to $100 million. He has garnered his wealth through his career as a prosecutor and judge.
Juan Merchan Career
Justice Merchan began his legal career in 1994. He spent several years in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, before becoming deputy assistant attorney general in Nassau County in 1999. He then went on to serve as an assistant attorney general in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Judge Merchan was appointed as a family court judge in Bronx County in 2006 by then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Justice Merchan has served at the New York County Supreme Court, presiding over criminal matters, since 2009.
Juan Merchan Trump
Judge Juan’s caseload has featured charges against former President Donald Trump’s company and some of Trump’s closest associates in business and politics.
He has also faced Trump himself as he oversaw his arraignment on 34 felony counts. He got Trump’s case because of a rotation in which judges are assigned to oversee grand juries and any cases that arise from them, according to the court system. Merchan also often handles financial cases.
Mr. Trump, his family members, and his supporters have attacked Justice Merchan and his family members directly in social media posts and in speeches.