William J. Corbett, Sr. – Retired Judge & Wedding Officiant

BillCorbettBill Corbett, Sr., is a retired Acting Village Justice of Floral Park and has served as Vice President of the Nassau County Magistrates Association.  He is a graduate of Hobart College and Fordham Law School.

Bill and his wife Ann graduated from The New Seminary in New York City following an intensive two-year study program.  They were both ordained as interfaith (nondenominational) Officiants at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Synod House.  Both are registered with the City Clerk of New York as Marriage Officiants. Bill is also a member of the World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy.

Selected by “The Knot” to officiate at a live-streamed wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day in Bryant Park, in New York City, Bill has also performed special wedding ceremonies at other unique venues, including the roof of the World Trade Center, shortly before its destruction on 9/11; on a Ferris wheel; on an ice rink; on a sailboat; at a camp; in several chapels; in a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park during a rainstorm; and on a Manhattan double-decker tour bus.

11His law practice is centered in Floral Park, New York, where he specializes in the fields of real estate, elder law and wills, trusts & estates and Medicaid.  He is a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County Legal Aid Society Attorney and Floral Park Prosecuting Attorney.

He has been an advisor to the United States Information Agency and the United Nations Communications Division; Vice President – American Institute of CPAs; Director of Public Relations – Avon Products; and President of the International Public Relations Association.  He was a U.S. Air Force Reserve Captain (Retired).  Bill is Past Commander and currently the Judge Advocate of the Floral Park American Legion.  He is a 2008 recipient of the Town of Hempstead’s prestigious “Make a Difference Award” for his outstanding service to the community.  In 2009 he received the Floral Park Spirit Award for his community service and an award from the PR Professionals of Long Island for his community service.

julieandfrank0587aBill has visited over 50 countries and every continent, including Antarctica, where he served on Operation Deep Freeze, the resupply of U.S. Scientific Stations, as Chief Air Force Information Officer.  He has numerous military honors including the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Cold War Recognition Certificate.

He has had the honor of meeting more than twenty U.S. presidents, vice presidents and individuals seeking those offices.