Igor Oberman for City Council - 48th District
Igor and his family fled to the United States in 1981 as refugees from religious and ethnic persecution in the Soviet Union.
Igor’s family settled in southern Brooklyn. His local upbringing and education played a significant role in fueling his passion to serve the people of this community. Igor attended Abraham Lincoln High School and graduated cum laude from Brooklyn College in 1994. He is the first member of his family to graduate from college.
Upon earning his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 1997, Igor entered the legal profession. As an attorney working with people in the community, Igor gained a grassroots understanding of issues facing ordinary New Yorkers. He vigorously defended the rights of accident victims, handled real estate transactions and general litigation. Igor then broke boundaries by becoming the first Russian-American Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. After presiding over hundreds of cases, his outstanding work was recognized when he was promoted to the Appeals Unit.
Igor has been a lecturer at Hunter College and Baruch College. Igor has served as Brooklyn Borough President’s Marty Markowitz liaison to the Russian and Jewish communities. Igor is the President of the Board of Directors of Trump Village West, a 1,144 unit coop, where he lives with his family.