35+ years representing defendants in criminal cases
Private law practice specializing in criminal defense, since 1995.
I handle a complete range of criminal matters from arrest through appeal in all New York State and Federal courts.
The New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, 1986-1995. Supervising Attorney, 1989-1995.
Felony and misdemeanor trial practice. Arraignments, grand jury practice, bail hearings, motion practice, plea bargaining, client and witness interviews, pretrial hearings, and jury trials. Supervised and trained staff attorneys; advised attorneys on trial strategy and tactics, evidentiary issues, and preparation of witnesses.
The New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau, 1983-1986.
Researched, wrote and argued felony and misdemeanor appeals in New York State and Federal appellate courts.
New York State
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Defenders Association
Queens County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Boston University School of Law
Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
Charles B. Moss, Jr. Scholar
B.A., cum laude in Government and Legal Studies, 1978