Judge Buggs has nearly nine (9) years experience as a sitting judge. She was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County in 2007; she then presided in Queens Family Court for one (1) year; Civil Court for seven (7) years--nearly four (4) of those years as a "hybrid" Acting Supreme Court Justice; Criminal Court (weekend arraignments) for approximately 4 1/2 years; and Supreme Court since January 2016. She has a diverse legal background, including having handled various matters as a solo practitioner before becoming a judge, as well having served in a quasi-judicial capacity for various City agencies (Parking Violations, Environmental Control Board, Department of Health), and having been a legislative attorney with the New York City Council for two (2) years. Judge Buggs has received numerous awards and accolades over the years for her role as a community servant. She considers it an privilege to be able to serve the people of her native Queens County as a member of the judiciary.