I’m a counselor and advocate--which is a fancy way to say that if you’re in trouble, I’ll advise you, protect you, and fight for you.  I like people, and I like solving problems: if you’re a person with a problem, let’s talk.

 
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BACKGROUND

I became a lawyer because I like getting paid to yell.

(Kidding.)

Education: Graduated cum laude from the Fordham University School of Law. B.A. in English and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. So far, no lawsuit has required me to use calculus or to explain James Joyce’s Ulysses, but when it happens I’ll be ready. (If your case requires either of these, I’ll consider waiving my fee.) Exchange student at Oxford University.

Experience: Since 2008 I’ve practiced law in New York and New Jersey, both in state and federal court. Half of my work involves criminal defense, but the other half prioritizes civil litigation: business disputes, fraud claims, personal injury, and family law matters. I’ve also done a fair amount of administrative law matters before OATH regarding building and fire safety.


You took care of my case with such professionalism and efficiency. There’s no one I would have trusted more to handle my case.
— Zoe Z., client whose charges were dismissed

sources of pride

  • Beaten murder and attempted murder charges in large narcotics conspiracy cases, concocted by a government witness eager to reduce his own sentence

  • Beaten assault charges filed by a tenant against her landlord, falsely, as retaliation for being evicted

  • Dismissal of rape case where alleged victim was recorded saying she will fabricate allegations against the defendant

  • Resolved aggravated assault/child abuse case in which client, facing possible 25 years in prison, received time served; family unit was supervised and eventually reunited happily

  • Reduced an 18 year sentence by 9 years, leading to a re-sentencing hearing where client was released after time served to be with his family

  • Reduced a 17 year sentence by 5 years due to changes in federal firearms sentencing

  • Won $1 million verdict in property damage case, where neighboring construction damaged the structural stability of a family’s home

  • Litigated $15 million commercial dispute alleging kickback scheme to evade Chinese export controls

  • Litigated $1 million estate case in which executor embezzled inheritance from client

  • Defended “enemy combatants” held at Guantanamo Bay in violation of international human rights laws

  • Pro bono representation of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure, as well as criminal defendants